Colts add Illinois G Hugh Thornton in 3rd round of NFL Draft

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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.

Thornton's Illinois bio

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