For NFL teams that prepare well for draft, war room is a misnomer

There’s a definite downside to the Colts’ run of success. Advancing deep into the postseason each year doesn’t do a whole lot for your draft position.
Per usual, the Colts are drafting late in the first round this week, 31st overall. That means team president Bill Polian has to be particularly savvy in determining who will be left on the board when their pick rolls around. He has become so good at it, he’s famous around the league for his mock drafts.
“Bill can whittle it down to just a few guys,” coach Jim Caldwell said. “More often than not, it’s right.”

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4/19/10