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Will Fries Drafted No. 248 Overall By Indianapolis Colts

Former Penn State football offensive lineman Will Fries has been selected with the No. 248 overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fries is the third consecutive Nittany Lion to be selected in the seventh round.

The 6’6″ and 306-pound lineman has proved throughout his collegiate career he’s versatile player up and down the offensive line. In his 42 career starts at Penn State, Fries started 26 games at right tackle, nine at left tackle, six at right guard, and one at left guard.

In his final season with the Nittany Lions in 2020, Fries was named to the All-Big Ten second team and earned Penn State’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. In the same season, Fries and the rest of the group up front helped rank Penn State second in the Big Ten for total yards on offense.

Fries was not high on many experts’ draft boards and was ranked the 25th best player in his position, according to Sports Illustrated. However, he heard his name called in the seventh round Saturday evening.

Fries will now compete for playing time with the Colts, who acquired Carson Wentz to be their starting quarterback this offseason.

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