The Colts drafted Andrew Luck's favorite target, Coby Fleener in the 2nd round
(April 27, 2012)
NEW YORK (AP) — The overnight wait paid off for Stanford tight end Coby Fleener. He's reuniting with his college quarterback, a guy named Andrew Luck.
Fleener wasn't chosen in the first round of the NFL draft, in which Luck was the top selection. He got a nice consolation prize Friday night when the Indianapolis Colts grabbed him with the second pick of the second round. Chances are very good Fleener will become a starter — and a main target — for Luck.
"I just sent him a text message that had a lot of exclamation points in it," said Fleener, who had 10 touchdown catches last season and 18 for his career in Stanford's prodigious offense.
Indy not only parted with four-time MVP quarterback Peyton Manning this year, but also lost tight end Jacob Tamme to free agency and isn't expected to bring back injury-ravaged veteran Dallas Clark.
"I expected to be on a team where I wasn't familiar with the offense or the quarterback," Fleener said. "I can't wait to get started, to be honest with you."
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