Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Mathis was a notable Colts' fifth-round pick
By Mike Wells
INDIANAPOLIS -- The fifth round hasn't been too kind to the Indianapolis Colts when it comes to selecting a productive player in the draft. What the Colts can say, though, is that they did select a player likely headed to the Hall of Fame in the fifth round when they picked Robert Mathis in 2003.
Chapman was injured his rookie season. His best play happened to be one that was called wrong by the officials. Chapman tripped Cincinnati running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis on fourth-and-goal at the Colts' 1-yard line in game last December. The play was reviewed and referee Jeff Triplette reversed the call, giving the Bengals a touchdown.
Ballard rushed for 814 yards as a rookie, but then had his second season cut short because of a torn ACL suffered during practice in Week 2 of the season. He'll compete with Ahmad Bradshaw and Trent Richardson for carries.
2003 LB Robert Mathis
Mathis was considered undersized when he came out of tiny Alabama A&M. He's gone to six straight Pro Bowls, is first in team history with 111 career sacks and he became the 3oth player in NFL history with at least 100 sacks. He's also forced a league-high 47 fumbles since 2003.