INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The 2013 NFL draft gets underway Thursday night.
This year presents a very different draft day experience for the Colts than last year, where they had the first pick in the draft. The Colts have six picks this year with the first coming at 24.
For current Colts players, they remember the day vividly, although some, like two of the team's quarterbacks, Andrew Luck and Chandler Harnish, had polar opposite experiences.
"I sort of know what was going to happen, so that maybe took some of the anxiety, apprehension out of it, but it's still very exciting," said Luck, who the Colts took with the overall number one pick in 2012. "For all the guys in New York, it's fun. "For all the guys at home or school, it's a very interesting day."
"It was the worst day of my life going into that 7th round," said Harnish, who was Mr. Irrelevant, the last pick in the draft. "Then when you finally got the call, it turned out to be the best day. I just had that goal set in my mind: I wanted to get drafted. It didn't matter what round. I just wanted to get drafted, and to make my family and friends happy and proud was kind of a cherry on top."
The anxiety of waiting was a common theme around the Colts' locker room.
"Can't eat, can't sleep, waiting for your name to be called," said Colts receiver TY Hilton. "When you finally get that call and they tell you they're trading up for you, you feel relieved and it's a blessing."
Some like Cory Redding, who went in the third round of the 2003 draft, tried to keep his mind entirely off football.
"It was crazy, trying to keep my mind around family and friends, and not get caught up in all the circus of the whole NFL draft," said Redding. "I just remember being around friends and family, had a little food and I played video games actually until I heard everybody downstairs scream in the third round."
The huge number of tree limbs knocked down Kokomo when two tornadoes hit the city three weeks ago are starting to disappear.
Police dispatchers around Central Indiana reported a number of vehicle slide-offs occurred Monday morning.
Part of the Monon Trail will be closed Monday morning.