INDIANAPOLIS — It’s time for the Week 2 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, played seven defensive snaps — all at left defensive end — for the Colts in last Sunday's victory over the Tennessee Titans. On the season, Banogu has one tackle, 0.5 sacks and two quarterback hits; he's played 35 total snaps — 34 along the defensive line, and one on special teams.
» Parris Campbell , wide receiver: Campbell, the Colts’ second-round (59th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, caught his first-career touchdown pass — a 12-yard strike from quarterback Jacoby Brissett — in the second quarter of last Sunday’s win over the Titans. Campbell, who also had two kickoff returns for 38 yards in the contest, logged 22 snaps in all in the game, including 18 on offense (10 lined up in the slot and eight lined up wide) and four on special teams. For the season, Campbell has two receptions for 13 yards and a touchdown, as well as one rushing attempt for seven yards; he also has four kickoff returns for 82 yards (20.5 average). He’s played 45 total snaps — 36 on offense and nine on special teams.
» 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 2 matchup against the Titans; he's yet to make his NFL debut.
» Bobby Okereke, linebacker: Okereke, the Colts’ third-round (89th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, played 11 defense snaps last Sunday against the Titans, finishing with a pass defensed on a near-interception of quarterback Marcus Mariota late in the fourth quarter, while also adding a special teams tackle among his nine snaps with the kick return and punt coverage units. For the season, Okereke has one tackle (one for a loss), one pass defensed and one special teams stop; he’s played 43 total snaps — 26 on defense and 17 on special teams.
» E.J. Speed, linebacker: Speed, the Colts’ fifth-round (164th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, made his NFL debut last Sunday against the Titans, playing 11 snaps — all on special teams. He logged four snaps on kickoff coverage, four snaps on kickoff return and three snaps with the punt return unit.
» Marvell Tell III, cornerback: Tell III, the Colts’ fifth-round (144th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, was inactive for last Sunday’s Week 2 matchup against the Titans; he's yet to make his NFL debut.
» Khari Willis, safety: had a standout performance in his second NFL game last Sunday in Tennessee, finishing with seven tackles. Willis — who played 40 total snaps in the game (29 on defense and 11 on special teams) — earned a PFF game grade of 86.9, the second-best mark among all NFL safeties in Week 2. For the year, Willis, who has nine total tackles, has logged 69 snaps, including 45 on defense (28 at free safety and 17 in the box) and 24 on special teams.
» Rock Ya-Sin, cornerback: Ya-Sin, the Colts’ second-round (34th-overall) selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, played 60 snaps — 48 on defense and 12 on special teams — and logged three tackles last Sunday in the victory over the Titans. Ya-Sin, who has five total tackles in two games, has logged a Colts rookie-high 110 snaps so far, including 90 on defense (80 at wide cornerback, seven in the box and one at slot cornerback) and 20 on special teams.