Colts Sign Five Draft Picks Including Second-Round LB Ben Banogu


The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday that they’ve signed five of their draft picks to contracts including LB Ben Banogu, OT Jackson Barton, DE Gerri Green, C Javon Patterson and LB E.J. Speed.

The Colts have now signed half of their draft picks: 

Round Pick Team Player Pos. College Note
2. 34. IND Rock Ya-Sin CB Temple  
2. 49. IND Ben Banogu DE TCU Signed
2. 59. IND Parris Campbell WR Ohio State  
3. 89. IND Bobby Okereke LB Stanford  
4. 109. IND Khari Willis S Mich. State  
5. 144. IND Marvell Tell S USC  
5. 164. IND E.J. Speed LB Tarleton  St. Signed
6. 199. IND Gerri Green OLB Miss. State Signed
7. 240. IND Jackson Barton OT Utah Signed
7. 246. IND Javon Patterson C Ole Miss Signed

Banogu, 23, was selected with the No. 49 overall pick in the second round by the Colts. According to, he receives a four-year, $5,944,506 contract that includes a $2,343,276 signing bonus.

Banogu originally began his college career at Louisana-Monroe before transferring to TCU for the 2017 season. In total, he recorded 156 tackles, 45 tackles for a loss, 20 sacks, seven forced fumbles, three recoveries, three pass defenses and a defensive touchdown over the course of three seasons and 40 games.

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