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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.com has him projected as a 4th/5th rounder. I trust Ballard more than NFL.com

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Just now, #12. said:

 

Watched a ton of the guy just last night.  I was hoping we wouldn't pick him in the 4th, but what do I know?

He's a traitsy player. Looks raw technique-wise, but does pop athletically. 

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Rick Venturi was on JMV's show this week and went over several prospects. He loved Banogu and talked about him a fair amount. So far I'm digging this draft.

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7 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. 

That was prior to his combine performance and other things, he was projected low because they didn’t know his athleticism and he proved that he had it and more

 

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1 minute ago, Fisticuffs111 said:


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

 

For sure, after all, who’s projection do you trust?  Guys like Mel or guys like Ballard?

 

Pretty easy decision if you ask me.

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2 minutes ago, Boiler_Colt said:

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.

Ok. I'll be the easy target for some here. 

 

Is that supposed to be reassuring? Turay was phased out for a bigger and more physical Tyquan Lewis in the second half of the season. Even before then, he was a one trick pony who got some nice pressures here and there. I honestly would not want another Turay.. 

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2 minutes ago, needanoline63 said:

Why wouldn’t we get aj brown

Theres a trend in this round if you havent noticed. The whole NFL is drafting defense. Its pushing the WR to the 3rd round or late 2nd.

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8 minutes ago, threeflight said:

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.  

I said we would not draft a Wide out before the  draft.  We drafted two

last year.  Need to c if they can develop.  I can c a tight end

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2 minutes ago, Calmack said:

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

No, Leonard wasn’t.   That’s why so many people went crazy a year ago.

 

Many websites had Leonard going much later. 

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3 minutes ago, WarGhost21 said:

That was prior to his combine performance and other things, he was projected low because they didn’t know his athleticism and he proved that he had it and more

 

Correct.  That projection was valid.  But it changed as more information came in recently.

 

But its because he didn't show the athleticism on tape despite the stats, so that could be concerning.

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I absolutely love this pick!  Ballard made my night with this one.   I’m feeling him on this.  

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, krunk said:

Theres a trend in this round if you havent noticed. The whole NFL is drafting defense. Its pushing the WR to the 3rd round or late 2nd.


Yeah, I will say I like how Ballard's working the draft so far. Took a CB before the run on CB's. Nobody's taking WR's yet, so maybe we see one later.

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To me, the point of acquiring a lot of picks is you can gamble on some and hope you hit a home run, like reaching on a kid from a HBCU school last year. 

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I asked Deacon Jones for permission to nickname him.

 

Ben "bag 'em up and beat 'em with a baseball bat" Banogu

 

He's going to cream multitudes of people.

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Banogu can play  the run and rush the passer.

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Forget that pick. We better get a receiver with the next pick. Wanted AJ Brown but oh well...DK PLEASE!

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I am intrigued...but feels very early. Similarly to Turay.

 

Just please hit on one of them and please pick a WR. 

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To those wondering why we didn't go AJ Brown, there are about a half dozen wrs rated close enough together to make them practically interchangeable.  Like Ballard said, from 16 to 70 in this year's draft, it's just about flavor.  They're all about the same level. 

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2 minutes ago, NewColtsFan said:

No, Leonard wasn’t.   That’s why so many people went crazy a year ago.

 

Many websites had Leonard going much later. 

I'll point out that I get my projections from the NFL draft website. He was projected a 2nd or 3rd rounder there. 

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Mr Brilliance is outdoing himself. LMAO.  Jones or Omenihu with the 59th?

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6 minutes ago, Calmack said:

I'll point out that I get my projections from the NFL draft website. He was projected a 2nd or 3rd rounder there. 

I use that site as well...   I’m glad to see you using it too.   I always encourage people to use it. 

 

But as a small guy, most sites didn’t know much about Leonard last year.  Glad Lance Zierlein did and not surprised, but most sites didn’t know what to make if him.   There was a huge meltdown here over DL.

 

I like B.B., and I trust Ballard knows what he’s doing..

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I don't know much about him but it seems enough knowledgeable people seem to like him and I trust in Ballard so welcome Ben!

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12 minutes ago, stitches said:

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

 

Do you think he is big enough to be our long term answer at left DE after Jabaal Sheard? 

 

He seems to be alot like Turay that plays in the wide right DE

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16 minutes ago, HectorRoberts said:

Let the b****ing begin!!!!

That’s what I said to my wife. Uh oh, I bet the board has went bananas 

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2 minutes ago, Chloe6124 said:

 

WOW.. .well this would be a surprise IMO. 

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Just now, Boiler_Colt said:

Highest SPARQ rating of all edge players at the combine.

11'2 broad jump he's explosive and a very bright guy seen a bunch of him out here in Texas. I like the player. Hope he can get with mathis and houston and pull it all together. On this turf he will look like mathis coming of the edge.

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13 minutes ago, #12. said:

 

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

Not much

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SO frustrated we passed on AJ Brown for this guy. He screams developmental guy whereas I feel Brown can contribute right away. 

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1 minute ago, Colt Overseas said:

 

Do you think he is big enough to be our long term answer at left DE after Jabaal Sheard? 

 

He seems to be alot like Turay that plays in the wide right DE

I would agree... seems more like a RDE than LDE. Although... word from his press-availability now is that the Colts were looking at him as a LB, which IMO is surprising. I will wait for Ballard's press-conference to hear what his plan for Banogu is. 

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Just now, BProland85 said:

SO frustrated we passed on AJ Brown for this guy. He screams developmental guy whereas I feel Brown can contribute right away. 

CB has been saying trenches, trenches, trenches and people are still looking and expecting a wr?

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3 minutes ago, ColtsAC said:

Mr Brilliance is outdoing himself. LMAO.  Jones or Omenihu with the 59th?

He is drafting talented players.   It's what he does.   

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24 minutes ago, Nate! said:

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

Now we have to face him twice a year against the titans.

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