Anderson goes to Colts in seventh round

April, 28, 2012
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Former Georgia offensive lineman Justin Anderson became the sixth ex-Bulldogs player off the board when the Indianapolis Colts selected him Saturday with the first pick in the seventh round of the NFL draft.

Anderson went to the Colts with the 208th overall pick.

Anderson started all 14 games at right tackle last fall after switching to defense for a season in 2010. He was a freshman All-SEC pick at right tackle in 2008 -- starting seven games -- and started five more in 2009.

At 6-foot-5 and 335 pounds, Anderson could shift inside to guard in the pros.

Most draft analysts projected him as a late-round pick or, more likely, an undrafted free agent, but the Colts selected him as part of their rebuilding project -- potentially as a candidate to help protect new franchise quarterback Andrew Luck, the draft’s first overall selection.

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