INDIANAPOLIS — It’s time for the Week 12 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 15 defensive snaps in last Sunday’s Week 11 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, collecting one tackle. Banogu has played 189 snaps so far — 173 on defense and nine on special teams — and has nine total tackles (two for a loss) 1.5 sacks, four quarterback hits and one pass defensed, while 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, was inactive last Sunday against the Jaguars for a second straight week as he works his way back from a fractured hand suffered Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 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 seventh game of the season Week 11 against the Jaguars, logging 17 snaps in all, including 16 on special teams and one on offense. Dulin, who has played 119 snaps in all on the year, including 17 on offense and 102 on special teams, and is tied with safety George Odum for the team lead in special teams tackles with five.
» Bobby Okereke, linebacker: Okereke, the Colts’ third-round (89th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, logged 32 snaps, including 21 on defense, last Sunday against the Jaguars, and finished with two tackles, as well as an interception of Nick Foles returned for a defensive two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter. Okereke has logged 394 snaps in all this season (300 on defense and 94 on special teams) and has 32 tackles (two for a loss) with one pass defensed and three special teams tackles, while he ranks tied for second among NFL rookies with one fumble recovery.
» E.J. Speed, linebacker: Speed, the Colts’ fifth-round (164th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, logged 11 snaps, all on special teams, in last Sunday’s win over the Jaguars, including six with the kick coverage and five with the punt return units. For the season, Speed has played 133 total snaps — 33 on defense and 100 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, had the best performance of his career last Sunday against the Jaguars; in just 15 defense snaps, he logged five tackles. On the season, Taylor has played in five games and has logged 63 total snaps (47 at slot corner, 11 out wide and one in the box, and four on special teams) and has collected seven tackles and a pass defensed.
» Marvell Tell III, cornerback: Tell III, the Colts’ fifth-round (144th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, turned in his best performance of the year last Sunday against the Jaguars; earning his first-career start, Tell III had a career-best five tackles and three passes defensed. Tell III has played in seven games total with one start and has logged 279 total snaps — 176 on defense and 103 on special teams — and has 15 tackles, a team-leading five passes defensed and one special teams stop; his five passes defensed ranks fifth and 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, earned his fifth start of the season last Sunday against the Jaguars, logging 37 defensive snaps in all, and finishing with three tackles. For the year, Willis has played 469 total snaps, including 414 on defense (161 at safety, 142 in the box, 52 along the defensive line, 51 in the slot and eight out wide) and 55 on special teams; his 44 total tackles ranks seventh among all NFL rookies, while his 35 solo tackles rank tied for sixth. He also has two tackles for loss and one pass defensed on the year.
» Rock Ya-Sin, cornerback: Ya-Sin, the Colts’ second-round (34th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, earned his eighth start of the season — and seventh straight — last Sunday against the Jaguars, finishing with six tackles and his first-career interception and tackle for loss; he played 35 snaps in all, including 28 on defense and seven on special teams. Ya-Sin’s 36 solo tackles rank fifth, his 41 total tackles rank 10th and his one interception ranks tied for third among all NFL rookies; he also has one tackle for loss, three passes defensed and one special teams tackle on the year.