To celebrate the 75th NFL Draft, fans voted for the 75 most valuable draft picks of all-time
The top 10 draft choices in Colts history have been revealed after more than 44 million votes were cast by fans to determine the 75 most valuable draft picks in NFL history. The NFL is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the draft, which is underway this week.
Four Colts players were selected to the list of the top 75 draft picks of all-time, including quarterback Peyton Manning, running back Marshall Faulk, wide receiver Marvin Harrison and defensive end Dwight Freeney.
Manning was selected by the fans as the Colts' most valuable draft pick. The four-time league MVP and No. 1 selection of the 1998 draft has been to the Pro Bowl 10 times, while leading the Colts to 10 playoff appearances, seven division titles, three conference championship games and two Super Bowls, including the Super Bowl XLI title.
Manning was voted the fifth most valuable draft pick on the NFL's all-time list.
Marshall Faulk was voted as the second-best selection in Colts' history. Faulk was the No. 2 overall selection of the 1994 draft, and in five years with the Colts, he rushed for 5,320 yards, which ranks as the third-most in club history, and had 2,804 receiving yards.
Faulk was voted the 24th most valuable draft pick on the NFL's all-time list.
Marvin Harrison was voted the third most valuable Colts' selection. Harrison, the 19th pick of the 1996 draft, had 1,102 career receptions for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns in his 13 seasons with the Colts and is the franchise career leader in all three categories. Harrison also teamed up with Manning for 112 touchdown connections, the most in NFL history.
Harrison was voted the 30th-most valuable draft pick of all-time.
Dwight Freeney was recognized as the fourth-most valuable Colts' selection. Freeney was the 11th pick of the 2002 draft. The Colts career sack leader with 84.0, Freeney has been named to five Pro Bowl teams and is the only Colt with six double-digit sack seasons.
Freeney was voted the 58th-most valuable selection of all-time.
Below is a list of the Colts' top 10 draft selections all-time as voted by the fans:
Colts Top-10 Draft Picks
1. QB-Peyton Manning (5)
2. RB-Marshall Faulk (24)
3. WR-Marvin Harrison (30)
4. DE-Dwight Freeney (58)
5. WR-Raymond Berry
6. TE-John Mackey
7. HB-Lenny Moore
8. T-Jim Parker
9. LB-Mike Curtis
10. C-Ray Donaldson
- The number in parenthesis is the player's rank on the NFL's all-time list.