In the afterglow of one of the most memorable seasons in franchise history, it’s sometimes easy to forget who provided most of the memories.
That would be the rookie class of 2012.
Andrew Luck, Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, T.Y. Hilton, Vick Ballard and LaVon Brazill highlighted a remarkable draft that launched the Indianapolis Colts to an 11-5 record and an improbable playoff appearance.
Consequently, expectations — internal and external — for 2013 are understandably high. The Colts and the community anticipate not only another march to the postseason, but a longer stay.