Bust city: Inside linebackers edition


The Colts have had a history of adding solid players in the draft at the linebacker position, but that does not exclude them from having a bust either. Only one player comes to mind who did not live up to expectations when the Colts chose him in the first round of the 1979 draft, Barry Krauss.

Krauss would go on to play 11 seasons in the NFL, but would only have six interceptions, and be plagued by injuries. He was the sixth overall pick of the 1979 draft, and was supposed to instill toughness into the Colts defense again. He came from Alabama, where he played for Paul Bryant, one of the toughest coaches in history.

He would play in both Baltimore, and Indianapolis with the Colts, and never rack up more than two sacks in a season, and only once did he eclipse more than one interception.

He would play his last season in Miami, and retire after the 1989 season. Today he can be found in Carmel, Indiana. Yet, for being the sixth overall selection, he will go down as the biggest bust at inside linebacker in Colts draft history.

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