The Indianapolis Colts tore my heart out just now, taking Villinova tackle Ben Ijalana in the second. I know that there will still be plenty of talent when the Steelers pick again at 63, but I really loved this guy. Really, I am taking this personally. The slap in the face factor is further amplified by the fact that the Colts already selected a tackle, Anthony Costonzo, in the first round.
Ijalana is a highly regarded talent who could’ve helped the Steelers solidify a rickety offensive line, but the Colts ruined that dream, and added some much needed talent to their calcifying offensive line. Ijalana will likely be the first stud left tackle Indianapolis has enjoyed since the departure of longtime stalwart Tarik Glenn. It won’t be long before Ijalana is protecting Peyton Manning’s blindside.
Watch him and cry, Steelers fans.
This pick only further solidifies the likelihood that the Steelers will select a cornerback in round two.