Indianapolis has taken Stanford tight end Coby Fleener in the second round of the NFL draft.
The Colts then took Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen in the third round. After trading their fourth round pick to San Francisco, the Colts selected wide receiver T.Y. Hilton from Florida International.
Fleener is the first tight end chosen this year. The choice means he will be reunited with his college teammate, quarterback Andrew Luck, the overall No. 1 choice Thursday night.
Fleener wasn't expected to still be available when the Colts chose 34th overall after the 6-foot-6, 244 pound senior ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds on his pro day at Stanford.
But when Fleener wasn't taken on the first day and St. Louis opened the second day by taking receiver Brian Quick, Indy moved quickly to give Luck a familiar asset on offense.
At 6-foot-3, 255 pounds, Allen won the John Mackey Award as college football's top tight end. Fleener and Allen were generally considered the two best players at their position in the draft.
Hilton caught 72 passes for 1,038 yards and seven touchdowns last season at Florida International. He's listed at 5-foot-9, 183 pounds and also can return punts and kicks.
Indy traded its fourth-round pick and a fifth-rounder in 2013 to Baltimore to get the choice.
The Colts selected Luck with the No. 1 overall pick Thursday and introduced him to the local fans and media Friday.
The trade for the 49ers pick left Indianapolis without a fourth round selection.
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