Colts add Illinois G Hugh Thornton in 3rd round of NFL Draft
The Indianapolis Colts ended their long wait Friday night by selecting guard Hugh Thornton in the third round of the NFL draft.
The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Illinois alum adds depth to an offensive line the Colts have tried to reinforce through free agency.
Thornton was a second team All-Big Ten selection in 2012 and was invited to the Senior Bowl.
It was a long night for the Colts.
After selecting defensive end-linebacker Bjoern Werner with the 24th overall selection Thursday night and introducing him to reporters on Friday afternoon, the Colts waited more than three hours to make a pick. They gave up their second-round choice to Miami in last August's trade for Vontae Davis.
The Colts have four picks Saturday, the last of the three days of the draft.
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