Round 1, pick 1: QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
Round 2, pick 34: TE Coby Fleener, Stanford
Round 3, pick 64: TE Dwayne Allen, Clemson
Round 3, pick 92: WR T.Y. Hilton, Florida International
Round 5, pick 136: NT Josh Chapman, Alabama
Round 5, pick 170: RB Vick Ballard, Mississippi State
Round 6, pick 206: WR LaVon Brazill, Ohio
Round 7, pick 208: OL Justin Anderson, Georgia
Round 7, pick 214: LB Tim Fugger, Vanderbilt
Round 7, pick 253: QB Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois
One of the greatest draft classes in Colts history, arguably the greatest, the 2012 draft class helped turn the Colts' "rebuilding" period into a forgotten phrase.
First, of course, there was Andrew Luck, the franchise savior and heir to the Peyton Manning throne. The most-hyped prospect since Manning, or Elway or some other historic player, Luck has done well to create his own image in Indianapolis, and he has quickly gained fans' loyalty after a messy breakup between Manning and the franchise. Was he a no-brainer pick? Absolutely, the Colts got lucky. But it doesn't change the fact that they picked him, and so far it's worked out perfectly.
But Luck wasn't the only pick from this draft, a difference between the Manning draft in 1998 and GM Ryan Grigson's initial draft. Fleener and Allen have developing to do, but they look to be the tight end pair of the future for Indianapolis. Chapman and Ballard have had some injuries but both have contributed thus far. Their full impact still is difficult to judge, however.
Perhaps the best pick of the draft, value-wise, was Hilton. Overlooked in pre-draft analysis, Hilton has become one of the most explosive receivers in the league, and he is a phenomenal talent to pair with Luck. His talents mesh with Reggie Wayne's perfectly, and he and Luck orchestrated one of the franchise's most thrilling playoff wins last season. He should be a Colt for a long, long time.
Anderson, Fugger and Harnish have all been cut (although Harnish has been on the practice squad), a disappointing trend in Grigson's early drafts. It's the only negative from the 2012 draft, but even with those disappointments, the draft is as productive as it gets.