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With the 53rd pick in the NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts select Alec Pierce WR Cincinnati.

 

It took longer on day 2 than expected after electing to trade down from 42 with the Vikings.

Meet Alec Pierce

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Background:

Alec Pierce’s hometown is Chicago, Illinois, and he went on to attend Cincinnati University. A midwest kid through and through continues his midwest reign as he stays close to home, becoming an Indianapolis Colt. Pierce’s track background led to him seeing success at the collegiate level on tape even when the boxscore didn’t tell the tale. While dressing his freshman year, he didn’t see any on-field action at WR and even practiced at LB during the season. In his sophomore season, he finally got an opportunity to appear in 14 games and starting 13 of them. He turned that into 652 yards on 37 catches (only 4 drops) and 2 touchdowns. In his junior year, he wasn’t able to build off that success, only appearing in 6 games before his knee injury ended his season short. Pierce was able to get back on track, putting up his best collegiate season with 884 yards on 52 catches (only 4 drops) and 8 touchdowns.

Play Style:

Pierce’s best role at the next level will be to slide right into Indy’s hole at the Z WR spot opposite of Pittman Jr. Pierce’s 4.41 speed and 6’3 frame will help him fit into that role seamlessly. One of the least talked about aspects of his game is his ability to highpoint the football, one of the best at it in this entire class. The Colts have been desperately looking for a WR to be able to consistently stretch the field for the team since the start of Hilton’s regression, and I believe Pierce has the chance to add that element the first day he walks onto the Colts’ practice field. I expect a lot of his work in training camp to be spent at Pittman and new WR coach and Colts legend Reggie Wayne’s hip to add to his route tree. Overall, Colts nation, this is a pick that I and so many other Draft minds circled as a perfect fit for the team.

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