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With the 49th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Ben Banogu, LB, TCU

 

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/ben-banogu?id=32194241-4e73-7249-aebe-eec538edf79b

 

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Per Pro Football Focus, TCU EDGE Ben Banogu ranked 8th among all edge-rushers in total quarterback pressures in 2018.

 

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes that TCU EDGE Ben Banogu could be drafted as high as the second round.

 

 

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/draft-ben-banogu-is-eager-grow-as-a-pass-rusher-feels-he-has-the-highest-ceiling-in-the-draft

 

 

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First to say it's a reach and terrible pick...

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Decent rusher, had some other options I’d have preferred but I trust Ballard’s judgement

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Another guy with a strong Senior Bowl week.  This pick is all about pass rush.  You have a savvy veteran in Justin Houston who can mentor him.  And this guy is wildly explosive

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His stats are impressive. I don't think his tape is quite as impressive though. Obviously not a scout though, and rooting for him to succeed.

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He's a DE. Called it. I knew the Colts liked him and Rick Venturi absolutely loves this guy. Uber athletic pass rusher who's much more refined than Turay was last year.

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I had a feeling we were going to pick him. He had the production in the pass and run game at TCU. Among the best at TFLs. Then he goes to the combine and shows he has what it takes athletically to be great in the NFL.

 

Really good pick here.

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AJ Brown would’ve been nice IMO, but can see the logic of an edge guy

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Don't know him = dont like the pick.

 

Right?

 

I trust Ballard.

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1 minute ago, IinD said:

First to say it's a reach and terrible pick...

Honestly, i'll agree. wth Ballard. I still trust in the binder but damm. He was projected to go 4th or 5th round. 

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3 minutes ago, 21isSuperman said:

Another guy with a strong Senior Bowl week.  This pick is all about pass rush.  You have a savvy veteran in Justin Houston who can mentor him.  And this guy is wildly explosive

Strong Senior Bowl + strong measurables/production. This seems to be a formula for the Colts to show interest in you. 

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Ok well I called CB, DE, and WR in the second round.

 

We have the DE and CB.

 

I think this was a bit of a reach but I can't knock it.

 

Now we need a WR.  Desperately.  

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On draft night, it feels a lot like last year's draft.  Hopefully it turns out the same.  

 

No gimmes like Nelson, unfortunately.  Not quite as easy.

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BB is introduced as an OLB.   But I believe we will play him at DE.   He’s viewed as an EDGE player, so I don’t see much if a problem playing more DE than OLB. 

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1 minute ago, Calmack said:

Honestly, i'll agree. wth Ballard. I still trust in the binder but damm. He was projected to go 4th or 5th round. 

If you were reading Chris Ballard's analysis, he was projected to go in the 2nd round.  Everyone has a different opinion.  Doesn't mean the one saying 4th-5th round is correct

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Just now, Calmack said:

Honestly, i'll agree. wth Ballard. I still trust in the binder but damm. He was projected to go 4th or 5th round. 

You know how it goes though honestly. Guys projected somewhere many times go where they weren't predicted.

 

I'll take LB and/or DE help on this team.

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1 minute ago, Calmack said:

Honestly, i'll agree. wth Ballard. I still trust in the binder but damm. He was projected to go 4th or 5th round. 

I guarantee you he would have been gone by the top of the third at least.

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2 minutes ago, Boiler_Colt said:

He's a DE. Called it. I knew the Colts liked him and Rick Venturi absolutely loves this guy. Uber athletic pass rusher who's much more refined than Turay was last year.

Isn't he a little small to play DE in 4-3? I know Freeney and Mathis did it but they were bonafide stars. He doesn't seem to fit at LB or DE in our scheme imo

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He's one of 3 guys I wanted with this pick along with AJ Brown and CGJ. I'll stand on this hill and say I love it.

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2 minutes ago, stitches said:

Strong Senior Bowl + strong measurables/production. This seems to be a formula for the Colts to show interest in you. 

Yeah, there seems to be a pattern there

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1 minute ago, NewColtsFan said:

BB is introduced as an OLB.   But I believe we will play him at DE.   He’s viewed as an EDGE player, so I don’t see much if a problem playing more DE than OLB. 

Yeah, he's a defensive end in our system, not OLB. 

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6 minutes ago, Calmack said:

Honestly, i'll agree. wth Ballard. I still trust in the binder but damm. He was projected to go 4th or 5th round. 

 

4th or 5th round?   Who predicted that?    By the way, so was some guy named Darius Leonard.   How did he turn out?  

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1 minute ago, Calmack said:

Isn't he a little small to play DE in 4-3? I know Freeney and Mathis did it but they were bonafide stars. He doesn't seem to fit at LB or DE in our scheme imo

He's one inch shorter than Turay and roughly the same weight. He'll be fine. He won't play linebacker. He was a pass rusher at TCU.

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Just now, NewColtsFan said:

 

4th or 5th round?   Who predicted that?    By the way, so was some guy namedDarius Leonard.   How did he turn out?  


Yeah, I've seen the 4-5 projection but that seemed like a low projection.

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3 minutes ago, stitches said:

Yeah, he's a defensive end in our system, not OLB. 

 

Watched a ton of the guy just last night.  I was hoping we would stay away in the 4th, but what do I know?

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Just the man i was hoping to get. Ballard nabbing tough football players. Banogu isnt very far off from Burns. In fact in different areas he was better than Burns.

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2 minutes ago, NewColtsFan said:

 

4th or 5th round?   Who predicted that?    By the way, so was some guy namedDarius Leonard.   How did he turn out?  

NFL draft site. And no, Leonard was projected 2nd or 3rd. 

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9 minutes ago, 21isSuperman said:

 

He was projected to go in the 4-5th round. Not sure how I feel about this pick to be honest.

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