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How Many Colts Made The All-AFC South Team?

Intro: After back-to-back division championships, how many Colts deserve to be on the All-AFC South team?





INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts dominance in the AFC South extends back to divisional realignment in 2002.

They've captured nine AFC South titles since 2002, the second most division titles in the NFL during that span.

Earlier this week,’s Elliot Harrison put together his All-AFC South team and as you would expect there was a distinct Colts flavor to the roster.

The Colts had four offensive players, four defensive players and swept the three special teams positions on the team.

Any thoughts on Harrison's All-AFC South team?



Andrew Luck![](/team/roster/andrew-luck/ea912f8f-b6a5-4782-8b64-835b8fd58805/ "Andrew Luck"),**Indianapolis Colts**

He's 3-for-3 in getting the Colts to January, and with each passing year, he's gotten 'em one weekend closer to February. Since Indy reached the AFC title game last season, that means ... well, let's not get ahead of ourselves.Running back:**Arian Foster**,**Houston Texans**

Plain and simple, the Texans win way more when he's on the field. Maybe it's the injuries, but Foster wins the 2015 Frank Gore Award for Underappreciated Running Backs. (By the way, what ever happened to Gore?)Wide receiver:T.Y. Hilton![](/team/roster/ty-hilton/1bfc81a4-87be-4e0e-bc21-25099996be55/ "T.Y. Hilton"),**Indianapolis Colts**

The Colts' offense has a chance to be one of those all-time great units, with Gore, Andre Johnson, a pair of higher-end pass-catching tight ends in Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener ... and this splash-playmaker-who-makes-more-than-just-splash-plays gem.Wide receiver:**Andre Johnson**,**Indianapolis Colts**

Perhaps this generation's least-heralded future Hall of Famer moves to Indy. If the former longtime Texan can stay healthy, a massive year awaits.Wide receiver:**DeAndre Hopkins**,**Houston Texans**

By letting Johnson go, the Texans formalized a process they'd essentially begun two seasons ago: focusing the passing game around Hopkins.Tight end:**Julius Thomas**,**Jacksonville Jaguars**

The former Broncos scoring machine (24 touchdowns in 27 games over the last two seasons in Denver) edges out other worthy options in the Colts' Allen and the Titans' Delanie Walker. By the way, did you know Thomas played basketball in college?Tackle:**Duane Brown**,**Houston Texans**

A Pro Bowler in each of the last three seasons, the former first-round pick is the longest-tenured Texan on the roster.Guard:**Chance Warmack**,**Tennessee Titans**

If nothing else, the talented 'Bama product will have a slightly more sculpted physique to show off heading into his third pro season.Center:**Stefen Wisniewski**,**Jacksonville Jaguars**

If the NFL were considered more of a center league than a quarterback league, the AFC South would be in a lot of trouble.Guard:**Brandon Linder**,**Jacksonville Jaguars**

A Pro Football Focus Pro Bowler in his rookie year, the former 'Cane looks like a foundational piece.Tackle:Anthony Castonzo![](/team/roster/anthony-castonzo/7f5665e3-e3c0-4168-90ae-0f87bacd1411/ "Anthony Castonzo"),**Indianapolis Colts**

Perhaps the only dependable piece on the Colts' line, the starting left tackle gets moved to the right side on our team.

The All-AFC South Team (via @Dameshek): QB: Andrew Luck RB: @ArianFoster MORE: — NFL (@nfl) June 23, 2015

DEFENSEDefensive end:**J.J. Watt**,**Houston Texans**

The best defensive player of (at least) this decade.Defensive tackle:**Jurrell Casey**,**Tennessee Titans**

The Titans' defensive foundation is the rare nose tackle who not only stuffs the run, but brings consistent pressure on the quarterback from the inside.Defensive tackle:**Sen'Derrick Marks**,**Jacksonville Jaguars**

If Marks can repeat his 2014 performance (8.5 sacks) after recovering from surgery to fix an end-of-year ACL tear, our divisional team is going to be near-impossible to block.Defensive end:Robert Mathis![](/team/roster/robert-mathis/5d29904b-7bec-41ee-9307-af5b707a681e/ "Robert Mathis"),**Indianapolis Colts**

As long as we're doing the if thing, if Mathis can get beyond the Achilles injury that -- combined with a four-game suspension -- kept him from participating in 2014 and reach his career average of double-digit sacks, the Colts' defense has a chance.Outside linebacker:**Derrick Morgan**,**Tennessee Titans**

The Titans made sure the coveted edge rusher out of Georgia Tech didn't get away in free agency this offseason. Look for him to take off in new defensive assistant Dick LeBeau's linebacker-friendly scheme.Inside linebacker:D'Qwell Jackson![](/team/roster/dqwell-jackson/fd4ab98e-6a09-453b-b7fb-0783400b119c/ "D'Qwell Jackson"),**Indianapolis Colts**

From Cleveland to Indy, the tackling machine has stayed consistent. He posted 141 tackles for the Browns in '13 and 138 for the Colts in '14.Outside linebacker:**Brian Orakpo**,**Tennessee Titans**

With Casey and Co. doing their thing up front, Orakpo and Morgan could become twin terrors in the division this year, provided the former D.C. star can stay healthy.Cornerback:Vontae Davis![](/team/roster/vontae-davis/c939eff7-bcf2-4ad3-b581-1b5d048d28bd/ "Vontae Davis"),**Indianapolis Colts**

Trump your pals and impress the experts by invoking the name "Vontae" the next time a debate over the mythical Best Shutdown Corner rages around your local tavern.Cornerback:**Johnathan Joseph**,**Houston Texans**

Since his arrival in Houston back in 2011, Joseph has helped elevate the Texans' secondary from punch-line status to respectability. Now the vet will play mentor to 2015 first-round pick Kevin Johnson.Safety:Mike Adams![](/team/roster/mike-adams/f40f61df-fa0b-4957-a512-d846032469cd/ "Mike Adams"),**Indianapolis Colts**

The undrafted journeyman (Indy is the fourth stop in his 11-year career) landed in the Pro Bowl last season.Safety:**Da'Norris Searcy**,**Tennessee Titans**

Coming off the best of his four pro seasons in Buffalo, the Titans' free-agent signee needs to show he can maintain his high standard of play away from the Bills' stellar front seven.

SPECIAL TEAMSReturner:Phillip Dorsett![](/team/roster/phillip-dorsett/dc715543-6be4-45e6-92ca-6865693cfee0/ "Phillip Dorsett"),**Indianapolis Colts**

Sight unseen, the first-round pick -- who is expected to fill this role this season -- is better than any of the veteran options available. But let's also appreciate the man who held the post in Indy for a time last season, Griff Whalen. There just aren't a lot of guys named Griff.Kicker:Adam Vinatieri![](/team/roster/adam-vinatieri/b0239e99-6d68-4f7f-aa78-a7c1d2488f23/ "Adam Vinatieri"),**Indianapolis Colts**

The future Hall of Famer led the league in efficiency last season, making 30 of his 31 attempts.Punter:Pat McAfee![](/team/roster/pat-mcafee/4b0d5e9f-3c5a-4d39-beba-47f0605cf32f/ "Pat McAfee"),**Indianapolis Colts**

We'd put him on the team if only for his mirth-making in the locker room. The fact he happens to also be the best punter in the division is a bonus.

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