2010 NFL Draft: Colts Use No. 63 on Iowa's Pat Angerer

B.Senior Analyst IApril 23, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 05:  Linebacker Pat Angerer #43 of the Iowa Hawkeyes looks on against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Like Bob Sanders and Dallas Clark before him, Iowa's Pat Angerer will be starting his NFL career Indianapolis.

With their first pick of the second round in the 2010 NFL Draft , the Indianapolis Colts went with another Hawkeye. And just like with Sanders and Clark, they got another great player in the making.

Angerer is a smart linebacker that plays with a high level of intensity and toughness. His 145 tackles this past season ranked sixth nationally. 

To go along with the tackles, he also has five tackles for loss, one sack, an interception, six pass break-ups, and two forced fumbles in 13 games.

Some analysts think he's slightly undersized to play middle linebacker in the NFL. He stands 6’1'' and weighs in at 235 pounds. 

It is important to note that some analysts thought the same thing about former Hawkeye linebacker Chad Greenway.

What Angerer might not have in size, he makes up for this with great instincts. He is a good run defender and very effective in pass coverage, not to mention a hard hitter, and will fit in with the Colts' cover 2 defensive scheme as a backup to Gary Brackett.

"A lot of good defensive players in the history of the game that weren't quite good enough or fast enough ended up having ten to twelve year careers and Pat could end up being one of those guys, said NFL Network's Paul Burmeister.

Angerer was the second Hawkeye to be selected in the 2010 draft. Offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga was selected No. 23 overall by the Green Bay Packers.

Not long after Angerer was selected, Iowa's Amari Spievey was picked No. 66 overall by the Detroit Lions.