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May 10, 2014

Ball State rusher headlines Colts' final draft day

INDIANAPOLIS — Jonathan Newsome was open and candid during a conference call with local media Saturday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.

About the only thing the Ball State defensive end was hesitant to share was the noise he made when his name was called with the 166th overall pick in the NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

"My initial reaction was, I can't even really do it again, it was so loud," Newsome said. "I yelled. I like screamed and ran around the room in circles, and my mom was yelling and my sister was yelling. It was really like a dream come true moment right there."

Newsome had 24 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks in the past two seasons with the Cardinals and projects as an outside linebacker in the Colts' hybrid 3-4 defensive scheme. He's drawn comparisons to Robert Mathis — another productive pass rusher taken in the fifth round by Indianapolis 11 years ago — and is the headliner of the three players selected by the Colts on the draft's final day.

"The tape doesn't lie," Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano said. "It's out there. The guy is a football junkie. It's his life."

The Colts closed out the draft by selecting Western Kentucky inside linebacker Andrew Jackson with the 203rd overall pick in the sixth round and Georgia State offensive tackle Ulrick John at No. 232 overall in the seventh round.

There was nearly as much interest in whom Indianapolis did not pick, after the team failed to address perceived needs at safety and center. General manager Ryan Grigson defended the omissions.

"There was a small handful of guys in this draft that we felt like we could go get," Grigson said. "This was not a deep safety draft. If there was a safety we liked (when the team was on the clock), we would have (taken) one."

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