Colts Receive Fourth-Round Draft Pick In Dwayne Allen Trade

Intro: In return for trading Dwayne Allen to the New England Patriots, the Colts are receiving a fourth-round draft pick, bolstering a 2017 draft with some very, very valuable resources.

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INDIANAPOLIS – In trading Dwayne Allen, the Colts now have a 2017 draft haul that has not been seen for quite some time in Indianapolis.

Along with sending Allen to the Patriots, the Colts also traded their sixth-round pick (No. 200 overall) to New England.

In return, the Colts acquired the Patriots' fourth-round pick (137th overall).

With the trade, the Colts still have seven draft picks in 2017 (all in bold), all coming in the first five rounds:

  • 1st Round (15th overall)
  • 2nd Round (46th overall)
  • 3rd Round (80th overall)
  • 4th Round (122nd overall)
  • 4th Round (137th overall, acquired from New England)
  • 4th Round (144th overall, compensatory pick)
  • 5th Round (158th overall)
  • 6th Round (200th overall, traded to New England)
  • 7th Round (233rd overall, traded to Cleveland)

Such a draft haul for the Colts is unlike really anything they've seen in quite some time.

-The Colts have 7 picks in the first 155 selections for the first time since 1992.

-The Colts have 7 picks in the first five rounds for the first time since 2005.

-The Colts have 6 picks in the first four rounds for the first time since 2007.

-The Colts have 7 picks in the first five rounds in this year's draft. Since 2012, the Colts have averaged 3.4 picks per draft in the first five rounds.

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