ColtFreaks.com - Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum   ColtFreaks.com Home Page

Go Back   ColtFreaks.com - Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum > Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum > Indianapolis Colts Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-10-2019, 10:54 AM
Chromeburn's Avatar
Chromeburn Chromeburn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,680
Thanks: 526
Thanked 844 Times in 508 Posts
Default 2019 Colts Rookies/Mini Camp

Just posting stuff to feed the beast.

https://www.profootballfocus.com/new...th-the-results


The Colts continue to favor scheme-specific draft prospects, and it’s difficult to argue with the results.

https://youtu.be/IBChckrVUEo

Here at PFF, we assemble our draft board in a vacuum of sorts. We don’t have a team or a scheme in mind, so players get ordered via some ethereal view of talent. However, If we were to reshape our board for each franchise, I’m not sure any would look more different than the board we’d make for the Indianapolis Colts. I broke down exactly what makes the Colts defense unique last season, but the gist of it is that they are about as simple schematically as anyone in the NFL – there’s far less focus on reading than there is reacting, and as such, long and athletic players are coveted highly in their defense.

During the draft, we saw them target precisely that. Below is the arm length and positional percentile rank (how it ranks compared to other players at that position) for every defensive player they drafted:



CB Rock Ya-Sin: 32” (71st percentile)

Edge Ben Banogu: 33 ⅝” (51st)

LB Bobby Okereke: 34 ½” (97th)

S Khari Willis: 31” (27th)

S Marvel Tell: 33 ⅛” (91st)

LB E.J. Speed: 33 ¼” (82nd)

LB Gerri Green: 33” (73rd)

If you treat Banogu as an off-ball linebacker, where he’s rumored to be lining up, he jumps up to 91st percentile for the position. That means that outside of safety Khari Willis, every single drafted defender has length that far exceeds the average for their respective positions. Again, this is not by coincidence. Only the Chargers played fewer snaps in man coverage than the Colts (66) last season. Mirroring and man skills don’t even move the needle for the Colts’ front office; closing passing windows does. Length, speed, and tackling are 1a, 1b, and 1c on their list of desired traits.

From that perspective, they got exactly what they wanted. Rock Ya-Sin is one of the feistiest press corners (cover-2) in the draft, and he has exceptional ball skills. He also only missed three of 51 tackle attempts last season. Okereke allowed all of 13 first downs in his coverage in 2018, and Marvell Tell was one of PFF’s favorites to transition from safety to corner because of his absurdly smooth hips (6.63 3-cone, 4.01 shuttle).

They racked up depth for a defense that was incredibly thin on paper. It was a concerted plan from GM Chris Ballard, and that’s been the theme for him ever since he took over in 2017. With the uniqueness of the Colts’ scheme, they will consistently be able to get great value as the players that excel there wouldn’t do the same for a lot of teams in the NFL. It remains to be seen the long-term feasibility of said strategy, but it’s difficult to argue with the results at the moment.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Chromeburn For This Useful Post:
Dewey 5 (05-10-2019), Ironshaft (05-13-2019), Luck4Reich (05-10-2019), smitty46953 (05-10-2019)
  #2  
Old 05-10-2019, 11:01 AM
Chromeburn's Avatar
Chromeburn Chromeburn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,680
Thanks: 526
Thanked 844 Times in 508 Posts
Default

https://www.1070thefan.com/blogs/kev...2019-nfl-draft

Quote:
Colts Depth Chart Look After 2019 NFL Draft

With the Colts 90-man roster filled (for now), here’s a very early look at a possible depth chart with OTAs starting later this month.

INDIANAPOLIS – It will change, and change a lot in the coming months.

The Colts have their first 90-man roster of 2019 and that will group will take part in 11-on-11 sessions later this month as the competition ramps up.

With veterans and rookies beginning to participate later this month in full team settings, let’s take a glance at a possible depth chart this spring.

Here is a look at an early depth chart, with some educated guesses on where guys might be right now:

OFFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

Quarterbacks: Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett, Phillip Walker

Bowen’s Analysis: Brissett will be the backup to Luck for a third straight year.

Running Backs:
Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins, Spencer Ware, Jonathan Williams

Bowen’s Analysis: For now, we will place Ware behind Wilkins. If Ware can prove his health though, he’s going to have a great shot at moving up the depth chart and possibly being the ‘backup’ to Mack, with Hines filling more of the gadget role.

Wide Receiver: T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell*, Chester Rogers, Marcus Johnson, Steve Ishmael, Penny Hart*

Bowen’s Analysis: Even with Ryan Grant and Dontrelle Inman gone, there’s some teeth to this group in terms of depth.

Wide Receiver: Devin Funchess, Zach Pascal, Deon Cain, Reece Fountain, Krishawn Hogan, Jordan Veasy, Ashton Dulin*

Bowen’s Analysis: There’s some very intriguing young bodies here, with Cain on the mend until Training Camp. This is a huge spring for Fountain.

Tight End: Eric Ebron, Ross Travis, Gabe Holmes

Bowen’s Analysis: Travis is coming off a torn ACL, but has shown some nice receiving ability when healthy.

Tight End: Jack Doyle, Mo Alie-Cox, Billy Brown, Hale Hentges*

Bowen’s Analysis: Doyle and Alie-Cox are the most consistent three-down tight end options for Indianapolis.

Left Tackle: Anthony Castonzo, Le’Raven Clark, Jackson Barton*, Antonio Garcia

Bowen’s Analysis: Clark, a third-round pick in 2016, is in the final year of his rookie contract.

Left Guard: Quenton Nelson, William Poehls

Bowen’s Analysis: Poehls was signed by the team to a futures contract at the end of the 2018 season.

Center: Ryan Kelly, Evan Boehm, Javon Patterson*

Bowen’s Analysis: Boehm and Patterson both have needed position flex.

Right Guard: Mark Glowinski, Josh Andrews

Bowen’s Analysis: Andrews saw some action last year after the Colts signed him off the Eagles practice squad.

Right Tackle: Braden Smith, Joe Haeg, J’Marcus Webb, De’Ondre Wesley

Bowen’s Analysis: Haeg could play multiple spots especially with Webb, 30, returning on a one-year deal.


DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

Left Defensive End: Jabaal Sheard, Al-Quadin Muhammad, Carroll Phillips, Jegs Jegede*

Bowen’s Analysis: Muhammad actually was a starter late last season once Tyquan Lewis went on IR.

Defensive Tackle: Denico Autry, Tyquan Lewis, Jihad Ward, Jordan Thompson*, Johnny Robinson*

Bowen’s Analysis: Lewis and Ward are two pretty nice ‘backups’ for a D-line group that wants to rotate a lot.

Nose Tackle: Margus Hunt, Grover Stewart, Sterling Shippy*

Bowen’s Analysis: At 333 pounds, Stewart weighs 35 pounds more than any other Colts defensive lineman, besides the undrafted free agents.

Right Defensive End: Justin Houston, Kemoko Turay, Gerri Green*

Bowen’s Analysis: It will be interesting to see how the role for Houston, 30, plays out in Indy.

WILL Linebacker: Darius Leonard, EJ Speed*, Ahmad Thomas

Bowen’s Analysis: The Colts have said they want Speed to first play behind Leonard at the WILL position.

MIKE Linebacker: Anthony Walker, Bobby Okereke*, Skai Moore

Bowen’s Analysis: Okereke will get his first look at MIKE and could be in the mix for some passing down duties, depending on how well he picks up this defense.

SAM Linebacker: Ben Banogu*, Matthew Adams, Zaire Franklin, Tre Thomas*

Bowen’s Analysis: Banogu and Adams have vastly different physiques, so it will be interesting to see how much this position differs in 2019.

Cornerback: Kenny Moore, Nate Hairston, Chris Milton, Marvell Tell*, D.J. Killings, Shakai Taylor*

Bowen’s Analysis: The rotation at corner will look a lot different once you start incorporating nickel looks.

Cornerback: Pierre Desir, Quincy Wilson, Rock Ya-Sin*, Jalen Collins, Jamal Peters*

Bowen’s Analysis: Ya-Sin could easily rise up on this depth chart, but the Colts actually received pretty solid corner play late last year from Moore, Desir and Wilson.

Strong Safety: Clayton Geathers, Khari Willis*, George Odum, Derrick Kindred

Bowen’s Analysis: If you are trading up 20 spots for Willis, you have to think he’s a favorite for early playing time.

Free Safety: Malik Hooker, Matthias Farley, Roland Milligan

Bowen’s Analysis: The cerebral Farley returns on a one-year deal after he ended last season on IR.

Specialists: LS-Luke Rhodes, P-Rigoberto Sanchez, K-Adam Vinatieri, K-Cole Hedlund*,
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Chromeburn For This Useful Post:
smitty46953 (05-10-2019)
  #3  
Old 05-10-2019, 11:07 AM
Chromeburn's Avatar
Chromeburn Chromeburn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,680
Thanks: 526
Thanked 844 Times in 508 Posts
Default

Chappel on Colts Rookies and Minicamp

https://omny.fm/shows/the-dan-dakich...s-take-on-colt


Another Bowen article and podcast

https://youtu.be/0bwWAKjhpUg

https://www.1070thefan.com/blogs/kev...ime-2019-colts

Quote:
Projecting Rookie Playing Time For 2019 Colts
How much playing time should be expected from the 10-man draft class of the Indianapolis Colts in 2019?

INDIANAPOLIS – Unlike last year, the Colts have nowhere near the immediate pressure on their draft class to produce from Day One.

Sure, some contributions will be needed, but nothing like the ‘must-have’ efforts from last year’s haul.

That’s what happens when you return 21 of 22 starters, don’t make a pick in Round One and are relying on this class to develop a bit with several position switches necessary.

Based off a 1-to-10 scale (1 being lucky to make the roster, 10 being a definite 16-game starter), let’s project the playing time for the Colts 2019 draft class:

CB-Rock Ya-Sin (6-7): This might be a hair low. But, honestly, based off how the Colts’ top three cornerbacks (Kenny Moore, Pierre Desir, Quincy Wilson) finished last season, there’s not a huge pressing need to force Ya-Sin into the starting lineup. Still, the man-to-man strength of Ya-Sin should lead to him pushing for playing time. The Colts aren’t worried about any step up in competition for Ya-Sin, who only played above the FCS level for one season in college.

LB-Ben Banogu (8-9):
While the SAM linebacker position and overall role for Banogu is going to look vastly different to anything the Colts employed last season, he should crack the starting lineup. Yes, Bangou is making a position switch from college defensive end to (at least) an early down linebacker, but his playing time will likely still be there from Day One as the Colts move him around their defense.

WR-Parris Campbell (7-8): There’s too much speed in Campbell to keep him on the bench much. In a 2-WR/2-TE set, maybe Campbell is behind Devin Funchess. But even if Campbell’s full route tree development takes some time, the Colts are still going to make sure there’s places for him to get on the field and touch the football.

LB-Bobby Okereke (4-5): It’s still hard to imagine Okereke coming in and completely supplanting Anthony Walker at the MIKE position. But having Okereke’s length and speed on the field come passing downs could be his early integration into the Colts defense.

S-Khari Willis (6-7): If this was a 2020 projection, Willis might be a ‘9’ or ‘10.’ But, for now, let’s dial things back just a bit with Clayton Geathers healthy and returning. Even with Malik Hooker and Geathers healthy in 2019, Willis might see some sub package duty when it’s time for those heavy DB personnel groupings.

CB-Marvell Tell III (3-4): The Colts can definitely afford to be patient with Tell and that’s a good thing. Tell is making a switch to corner, a position he hasn’t played exclusively since high school.

LB-EJ Speed (2-3): Outside of special teams, it’s hard to see Speed seriously challenging for defensive playing time in 2019. He’s making a massive jump in competition from Tarleton State.

DE-Gerri Green (2-3): It’s a crowded defensive line group so Green is first going to have a challenge to secure his spot on the 53-man roster.

OT-Jackson Barton (1-2): Unless an injury occurs at tackle, Barton could be looking at more of a practice squad role in 2019.

C/G-Javon Patterson (1-2): The numbers are slightly less in the interior, but it’s still an uphill challenge for Patterson to make the 53-man roster.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Chromeburn For This Useful Post:
Racehorse (05-11-2019), smitty46953 (05-10-2019)
  #4  
Old 05-13-2019, 06:44 AM
Racehorse's Avatar
Racehorse Racehorse is offline
Poster Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: God's green Earth
Posts: 9,032
Thanks: 4,836
Thanked 1,189 Times in 728 Posts
Default

https://nfl.tyapkin.com/indianapolis...oA-ZnYFSg6UI2w

Last 15 seconds is Ebron talking about the great lockerroom.
__________________
Colts headed back to prominence.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Racehorse For This Useful Post:
smitty46953 (05-13-2019), Spike (05-19-2019), ukcolt (05-13-2019)
  #5  
Old 05-14-2019, 10:14 PM
Chromeburn's Avatar
Chromeburn Chromeburn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,680
Thanks: 526
Thanked 844 Times in 508 Posts
Default

Good write up in the Indystar and nice short interviews with some of the top picks.

https://www.indystar.com/story/sport...rd/1164796001/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-16-2019, 10:19 AM
AlwaysSunnyinIndy AlwaysSunnyinIndy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 265
Thanks: 64
Thanked 184 Times in 111 Posts
Default

Ballard recently completed a film review session with the local reporters on this season's draft class. He did the same thing after last year's draft.

There are some interesting comments scattered throughout:


https://www.colts.com/news/step-insi...-chris-ballard
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to AlwaysSunnyinIndy For This Useful Post:
Chromeburn (05-16-2019), Oldcolt (05-16-2019), ukcolt (05-17-2019)
  #7  
Old 05-16-2019, 06:51 PM
Oldcolt Oldcolt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 637
Thanks: 634
Thanked 464 Times in 210 Posts
Default

Wow Quincy Wilson has dropped 20 pounds and his body fat has gone from 14-15% to 7%. He is buying in. There are possibilities with this defensive backfield that we have never had before. Big, long corners. Gonna be fun (I hope) seeing how this all works out.
__________________
Nelson a steal at 6
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Oldcolt For This Useful Post:
AlwaysSunnyinIndy (05-16-2019), Maniac (05-16-2019)
  #8  
Old 05-16-2019, 08:40 PM
Chromeburn's Avatar
Chromeburn Chromeburn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,680
Thanks: 526
Thanked 844 Times in 508 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldcolt View Post
Wow Quincy Wilson has dropped 20 pounds and his body fat has gone from 14-15% to 7%. He is buying in. There are possibilities with this defensive backfield that we have never had before. Big, long corners. Gonna be fun (I hope) seeing how this all works out.
That’s gotta increase his speed and quickness. Good sign, the guys who understand they have to take care of their bodies tend to last longer.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Chromeburn For This Useful Post:
AlwaysSunnyinIndy (05-16-2019), Oldcolt (05-16-2019)
  #9  
Old 05-17-2019, 11:21 AM
Chromeburn's Avatar
Chromeburn Chromeburn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,680
Thanks: 526
Thanked 844 Times in 508 Posts
Default

Good interview with Banagu by 1070.

Banagu

Venturi talks with Dakich about Colts draft

Rick Venturi

One thing to note is there is some overlap between what Mack and Hines do and what Parris can do. And here is a interview with him.

Cambell on Dakich

Last edited by Chromeburn; 05-17-2019 at 11:25 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Chromeburn For This Useful Post:
Pez (05-19-2019)
  #10  
Old 05-19-2019, 04:05 PM
Pez Pez is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 1,089
Thanks: 536
Thanked 338 Times in 189 Posts
Default

Really excited about Campbell.... he and ty can turn the south on its head

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
__________________
** 2017 Premier league champion **

"I want to dominate all my opponents, and take their will away to play the game, by each play, and finishing them past the whistle."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
ColtFreaks.com is in no way affiliated with the Indianapolis Colts, the NFL, or any of their subsidiaries.