Colts Select Linebacker Bobby Okereke With 89th-Overall Pick

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INDIANAPOLIS — With the 89th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts have selected linebacker Bobby Okereke.

Okereke — who stands at 6-foot-1 and weighs 239 pounds — is coming off a 2018 season at Stanford in which he earned honorable mention All-Pac 12 honors, as he led his team with 96 total tackles (7.5 for a loss) with 3.5 sacks, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovered for a safety.

Okereke was also an honorable mention All-Pac 12 selection in 2017, when he had 96 tackles (7.5 for a loss) with four sacks and one interception.

NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein wrote this about Okereke in his draft profile:

Undersized but instinctive and rangy, Okerke plays fast and is generally on the right track with his initial reads and response to play development. While he's fairly sound from a technical standpoint, his lack of size and strength shows up in both tackling and downhill duties against blockers. He has adequate talent to drop and cover in space and his experience on special teams gives him a shot to become a quality NFL backup.

As of now, the Colts’ next pick is Saturday in the fourth round (129th overall).

For more on this selection, check back with Colts.com.

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