INDIANAPOLIS — It’s time for the Week 10 version of the 2019 Colts Rookie Watch, where we take a look at the stats and highlights to track the progress of each rookie on the Indianapolis Colts’ roster.
So, without further ado, here we go (snaps by position provided by Pro Football Focus):
» Ben Banogu, defensive end: Banogu, the Colts’ second-round (49th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, logged 33 snaps in last Sunday’s Week 9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, finishing with one quarterback hit. Banogu has played 158 snaps so far — 142 on defense and nine on special teams — and has eight total tackles (two for a loss) with four quarterback hits and one pass defensed, while his 1.5 sacks rank 11th among all NFL rookies, and his one forced fumble ranks tied for sixth among all rookies.
» Parris Campbell, wide receiver: Campbell, the Colts’ second-round (59th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, had the most extensive action of his NFL career so far last Sunday against the Steelers, finishing with 80 total offensive yards, including 53 on five receptions and 27 yards on three carries; he also had two kickoff returns for 64 yards, an average of 32 yards per return. For the season, Campbell has 15 receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown, and four rushing attempts for 34 yards (8.5 avg.), as well as seven kickoff returns for 177 yards (25.3 avg.). He’s played 187 total snaps — 165 on offense (93 lined up out wide and 72 in the slot) and 22 on special teams.
» Ashton Dulin, wide receiver: Dulin, who was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in May, played in his fifth game of the season Week 9 against the Seteelers, and downed a third-quarter Rigoberto Sanchez punt at the Pittsburgh 1-yard line, leading to a safety three plays later. Dulin has played 82 snaps in all on the year, including 13 on offense and 69 on special teams, and is tied for the team lead with four special teams tackles.
» Bobby Okereke, linebacker: Okereke, the Colts’ third-round (89th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, earned his second straight start, and fifth of the season, last Sunday in the Colts’ Week 9 loss to the Steelers. He played 37 snaps in all, including 26 on defense, and finished with four tackles and one special teams stop. Okereke has logged 329 snaps in all this season (260 on defense and 69 on special teams) and has 26 tackles (two for a loss) with one pass defensed and three special teams tackles, while he ranks tied for second in the NFL in fumble recoveries among rookies (1).
» E.J. Speed, linebacker: Speed, the Colts’ fifth-round (164th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, played 13 snaps, all on special teams, in last Sunday’s game against the Steelers. For the season, Speed has played 122 total snaps — 33 on defense and 89 on special teams — and has collected six total tackles (one for a loss) and one special teams stop.
» Shakial Taylor, cornerback: Taylor, who was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in May, logged one defense snap — lined up out wide — last Sunday in the team’s Week 9 loss to the Steelers. On the season, Taylor has played in three games and has logged 45 total snaps (40 at slot corner, three out wide and one in the box, with another snap on the kick coverage unit) and has collected two tackles and a pass defensed.
» Marvell Tell III, cornerback: Tell III, the Colts’ fifth-round (144th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, had his best performance to date last Sunday against the Steelers, logging a career-best four tackles and his first-ever pass defensed and forced fumble; he was also named to Pro Football Focus’ Week 9 “Team of the Week.” Tell III has played in five games total and has logged 150 total snaps — 76 on defense and 74 on special teams — and has seven tackles, one pass defensed and one special teams stop, while his one forced fumble ranks tied for sixth among all NFL rookies.
» Khari Willis, safety: Willis, the Colts’ fourth-round (109th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, logged 36 total snaps last Sunday against the Steelers, all on defense, and finished with one tackle. For the year, Willis ranks 12th among NFL rookies with 33 total tackles (one for a loss), while he also has one pass defensed; his 25 solo tackles, meanwhile, rank 10th among rookies. He’s played 373 total snaps on the year, including 318 on defense (143 at free safety, 93 in the box, 43 along the defensive line, 33 in the slot and six out wide) and 55 on special teams.
» Rock Ya-Sin, cornerback: Ya-Sin, the Colts’ second-round (34th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, earned his sixth start of the season — and fifth straight — last Sunday against the Steelers, finishing with two tackles; he played 73 snaps in all, including 61 on defense and 12 on special teams. Ya-Sin, whose 26 solo tackles rank sixth among NFL rookies, has 30 tackles in all with one pass defensed and one special teams stop. He’s played a Colts rookie-high 532 total snaps, including 435 on defense (384 lined up out wide and 19 in the slot) and 97 on special teams.