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2013 NFL Draft grades, AFC South: Colts ascendent

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Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson came off the board to the Jaguars on Saturday, in probably the most notable move among all AFC South teams. Let's check and see how they all did.


Teams in the AFC South did a lot to add depth during the last day of the 2013 NFL Draft. The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts have the luxury of adding players to already competitive teams, but the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans are adding players to build a foundation. Some teams did better than others, so let's see how the four AFC South teams checked out on Saturday.

Houston Texans


Houston had five picks on the draft's final day, and made some interesting picks that could develop down the line. UConn defensive end Trevardo Williams and San Jose State offensive tackle David Quessenberry have the best chance to contribute immediately, whereas Connecticut tight end Ryan Griffin, who the Texans took in the sixth round, who may have to serve as a back up or special teamer early.

Indianapolis Colts


The Colts took a pair of longtime Pac-12 contributors in USC center Khaled Holmes and Oregon safety John Boyett, each of whom should have a chance to push for playing time as rookies. However, the most intriguing pick from Indianapolis on Saturday could be Utah State running back Kerwynn Williams, whose speed and versatility should get him on the field in some capacity, be it for kick returns or in the backfield.

Jacksonville Jaguars


Jacksonville added two explosive playmakers on Saturday in South Carolina wide receiver Ace Sanders and Michigan running back Denard Robinson. Both of them should be able to contribute in some way in 2013, as the team needs players to help Blaine Gabbert. Their other three picks were all in the defensive secondary, including Florida free safety Josh Evans. All in all, the Jags did well and added depth to areas of need.

Tennessee Titans


The Titans picked up a nice center prospect in Cal's Brian Schwenke early in the fourth round, then concentrated on defense for the rest of the draft. They managed to draft what felt like 2013's 10th LSU defensive end in Lavar Edwards, and added an intriguing cornerback prospect late in Nevada's Kahlid Wooten. Both Edwards and Wooten are unlikely to make big impacts as rookies, but they are interesting prospects for down the line.

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