The Colts entered the 2009 draft with eight picks. Looking to add depth at almost every position across the board they would take two defensive tackles, a running back, wide receiver, guard, quarterback, punter and a cornerback.
The 2009 draft from top to bottom was a staggering solid one. While no Pro Bowl players came out of the draft to date, they would find seven players to play for the team, and only one player to not ever make a roster.
While the first round pick never lived up to his hype, the 2009 draft grade should still be a high one considering the depth that was added to the team.
1st round 27th overall- Donald Brown
Three years after taking Joseph Addai in the first round the Colts took Brown to help in the struggling running game, the Colts finished 31th in rushing in 2008(79.6 yards per game).
Brown was considered an every down back in the NFL, but since his arrival he has struggled to be that player. His best year came in 2013 when he would rush for 537 yards at 5.3 yards per carry. He was mostly used as a change of pace back, until starting the last five games of the season for a struggling Trent Richardson.
The Colts would not resign him this offseason and allow him to sign with San Diego Chargers. While some would rather him still be a Colt, Brown never lived up to the billing of a first round draft pick, and will never be an every down back.