Rookie Preview: John Boyett

The first comparison Sayre Bedinger makes in his article on Colts rookie SS John Boyett is with Tom Brady, an association I can't quite wrap my head around; will Boyett accidentally become good because of a coach/kicker combination, and therefore, intensely overrated for the better part of his career? Will he go out with a season ending injury, only to find that his team still wins 11 games? Hm …

Last season, he had 108 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, an interception, and six passes broken up en route to being a first-team All-Pac 12 selection as a junior by Phil Steele, a second team All-Pac 12 selection by coaches, and an honorable mention All-American.

Still though, just that Boyett "finds ways to make plays" and is smart enough to contribute on a consistant level is good enough for me. While the Colts finally seem to have a secondary core nailed down, Boyett might not get the chances he deserves this season; still, it seems like a safe pick, to me.

On a side note, Bedinger also did a piece on Hugh Thornton; still, as the first few paragraphs are fairly disturbing, you might want to looks elsewhere for info on the Colts rookie guard.