Hendricken grad Paye chosen by Colts, first Rhode Islander drafted in 1st round since 1939

NFL Draft

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A Rhode Islander hasn’t been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 1939 – 27 years before the first Super Bowl was held.

That all changed Thursday night when Bishop Hendricken graduate and Michigan product Kwity Paye was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the 21st pick.

The defensive end fills a huge need for the Colts, who have been looking for a young pass rusher since general manager Chris Ballard took the job four years ago.

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