Colts select Phillip Dorsett in first round

Miami's Philip Dorsett (4) runs ahead of North Carolina State's David Amerson (1) for the winning touchdown pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Miami, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Miami won 44-37. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

CHICAGO (WISH) — Despite a glaring need for defense, history will repeat itself on 56th Street, as Phillip Dorsett joins Reggie Wayne as the late first round draft pick.

The Colts say the 5-10 flyer, cut from the T.Y. Hilton mold, has the potential to be special.

“He is tough and he is durable,” said Coach Chuck Pagano. “But the biggest thing is, we keep going back to horseshoe guy. He had the rare trait in the speed, but he’s a great football player that loves the game, and he loved this place.”

“No matter what the prognosticators are saying or the mocks or anything like that,” added general manager Ryan Grigson, “when you got 4.25 on grass and it shows up on the film, someone’s going to take a stab at him, especially when he has natural receiving skills on top of it.”

Grigson added that he’s got eight more draft picks to help the defense. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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