INDIANAPOLIS — It’s time for the Week 4 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, tied a career-best with two tackles in last Sunday's loss to the Oakland Raiders, as he played 14 total snaps on defense. On the season, Banogu has five tackles (one for a loss), 0.5 sacks and two quarterback hits; he's played 72 total snaps — 67 along the defensive line, and five on special teams.
» Parris Campbell, wide receiver: Campbell, the Colts’ second-round (59th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, caught a career-high five passes for 25 yards in last Sunday's loss to the Raiders. Campbell logged a season-high 51 in the game, including 48 on offense (34 lined up wide and 14 lined up in the slot) and three on special teams. For the season, Campbell has 10 receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown, as well as one rushing attempt for seven yards; he also has five kickoff returns for 113 yards (his 22.6 average ranks eighth in the NFL). He’s played 131 total snaps — 114 on offense and 17 on special teams.
» Ashton Dulin, wide receiver: Dulin, who was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in May, was elevated to the active roster from the practice squad late last week and made his NFL debut last Sunday against the Raiders. He played 16 snaps in all, including three on offense and 13 on special teams, including five on the kick coverage, four on the punt coverage and four on the punt return units; Dulin logged his first-career special teams tackle on a punt play midway through the first quarter.
» Hale Hentges, tight end: Hentges, who was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 3, was inactive for last Sunday’s Week 4 matchup against the Raiders; he's yet to make his NFL debut.
» Bobby Okereke, linebacker: Okereke, the Colts’ third-round (89th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, made his second straight start last Sunday against the Raiders, finishing with seven tackles (one for a loss); he played 53 snaps in the box and two along the defensive line, while logging 10 total special teams snaps, including six on the kickoff return and four on the punt coverage units. For the season, Okereke ranks ninth among NFL rookies with 16 tackles (two for a loss) while he also has one pass defensed and one special teams stop; he’s played 168 total snaps — 135 on defense and 33 on special teams.
» E.J. Speed, linebacker: Speed, the Colts’ fifth-round (164th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, had his most extensive defensive action of the year last Sunday against the Raiders, as he logged 28 total defensive snaps, including 15 in the box, 10 in the slot and three up front, and finished with the first five tackles of his career, including a tackle for loss. For the season, Speed has played 68 total snaps, including 31 on defense and 37 on special teams — 15 with the kick coverage, 15 with the kick return and seven with the punt return units.
» Marvell Tell III, cornerback: Tell III, the Colts’ fifth-round (144th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, made his NFL debut last Sunday against the Raiders, playing 10 snaps, all on special teams with the kick coverage and punt return units.
» Khari Willis, safety: Willis, the Colts’ fourth-round (109th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, made his first-career start last Sunday against Oakland, and finished with a career-best eight tackles (one for a loss) with one pass defensed, the first of his career. For the year, Willis ranks fourth among all NFL rookies with 21 total tackles; he's played 180 total snaps in four games, including 136 on defense (93 at safety, 26 in the box, 10 along the defensive line and seven in the slot) and 44 on special teams.
» Rock Ya-Sin, cornerback: Ya-Sin, the Colts’ second-round (34th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, earned his second start of the season last Sunday against the Raiders, finishing with a career-best four tackles and his first-career pass defensed, playing a team-most 79 snaps in all (64 on defense and 15 on special teams). Ya-Sin, who has 11 total tackles in four games, has logged a Colts rookie-high 226 snaps — 181 on defense (152 out wide, 22 in the box, five in the slot and two along the defensive line) and 45 on special teams.