Colts Buzz: 7/19

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Former Ohio State wide receiver Roy Hall was the Colts' somewhat surprising fifth round draft choice this year. The move left some fans wondering "why?" If they had already drafted Anthony Gonzalez to take over in the middle and had two Pro Bowl receivers on the outside in Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne why was another receiver was needed (especially one who wasn't a big name receiver in his time at Ohio State)? Roy Hall is no stranger to this phenomenon of being an unknown. During his time at Ohio State he played in the shadows of Ted Ginn Jr. and Anthony Gonzalez. Click here and allow Carlos Holmes of the Dayton Daily News to shed some light on the Colts' mysterious fifth round selection as he prepares to enter training camp with the Colts!  

Training camp is knocking on the door and the odds for the 2007 NFL season are in. The oddsmakers have cast their votes and said their piece on every NFL division and who they think will win each one. Click here and see where they think the Colts will finish and who the other division leaders will be!  

Peyton and Archie Manning (AP)

Despite all of the extra hype and publicity around Peyton Manning after finally winning a Super Bowl and the pressure being put on his brother Eli to really step it up this season, the Manning family still found time to host their annual Manning Passing Academy this past weekend. The event that started in 1996 with just 180 high school players has grown to a camp that now hosts more than 1,200 players from all over the country. The camp is really a complete family effort which makes the camp even more special, "To see (Peyton, Eli, and Cooper) together, joking around with these kids, giving them pointers and watching how the players interact with them is special" says their father Archie. For more info on the camp and what it means for the Manning family and the players who attend Click here!  

When it comes to ranking receivers, Bill Barnwell of will tell you it's a difficult task. For the most part that tends to be the case as the number of people involved on a passing play is well...all 11 members of the offense. Most notably of course are the quarterback and receiver, but even separating how much credit to give each can be a daunting task. Despite the difficulties, they've managed to rank the top receiving corps (1-16) and offer some insight on each. Follow this link to see where they ranked the Colts and what surprise team was ranked #1!  

Entering NFL training camp your rookie season has to be one of the many amazing experiences each rookie goes through. It can be a time of great success or one of dissapointment. Luckily for rookie RB Chris Morgan, he has a long-time friend going through the exact same experience. Click here for an update on Chris Morgan as well as how having one of his best friends go through a similar experience with the Arizona Cardinals this season has been helping.  

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