Football: Former Ohio Wide Receiver Lands In Indianapolis

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Updated Sat, Apr 28, 2012 6:47 pm
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Ryan Young
Ohio wide receiver LaVon Brazill runs after making a catch against Kent State. As of October 1, Brazill is just 12 catches away from being Ohio's all-time leader in receptions.

"It would be a dream come true," former Ohio Wide Receiver LaVon Brazill said about getting taken in the NFL Draft last week.

That dream came true on Saturday.

With the 206th overall pick in the sixth round, the Indianapolis Colts selected wide receiver LaVon Brazill from Ohio University.

Brazill became the third Bobcat player to be drafted in four years (Mike Mitchell 2009, Taylor Price 2010) by an NFL team when the Colts took him in the sixth round.

Indianapolis took Andrew Luck with the number one overall pick and decided to build around him. Indy drafted Luck's teammate, Stanford tight end Coby Fleener, in the second round, and also added Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen with the first pick of the third round.

Mel Kiper Jr. told WOUB back in January that Brazill, "with a good workout and a nice couple months leading up to the draft, he could ascend up to the sixth, seventh-round area."

He did just that.

Brazill had a nice couple months leading up to the draft and the Colts took notice. He showed impressive speed at the NFL Combine running a 4.48 40-yard dash, which was the 14th fastest time turned in by a wideout and the top time for a MAC receiver. He also excelled in the catching drill and his punt return ability was a bonus for Ohio's all-time leader in receptions.

Brazill is the second wide receiver the Colts have drafted thus far. T.Y. Hilton, Florida International, was the first receiver Indianapolis drafted in the third round (92 overall).

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