The Indianapolis Colts didn’t get much from their running game last season (3.8 yards per carry), so it shouldn’t be a surprise that they addressed the position in the fourth round of this year's NFL Draft.
“Delone Carter from Syracuse, third-leading rusher in Syracuse history, a different style of back then we’ve had in some time here. He’s much more of an inside, slam, bang, kind of runner then we are used to having. He brings, we think, a much needed skill set that we’ve been lacking,” Colts vice chairman Bill Polian said.
It’s interesting that Polian said Carter’s skill set is something that the team has been lacking at the position. Carter is a power back, which is a departure from the skill sets of RBs Joseph Addai and Donald Brown. Addai is not under contract for 2011.