Carolina Panthers should monitor Ben Banogu
- Defensive End | Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts have had a tremendous amount of success with their second-round selections in recent years. Unfortunately for them, Ben Banogu does not fit into this category and the defensive end has a significant amount of work ahead this summer.
Banogu has every physical tool imaginable and came into the league following a hugely productive career at TCU where he racked up 20 sacks and 45 tackles for loss over three years. He’s been unable to transition this to the next level despite an encouraging rookie year and there are now serious questions about his status with the Colts after some notable arrivals in free agency and the draft.
This is something the Carolina Panthers might monitor given their need for additional depth on the defensive front. They do seem threadbare in this crucial area of the field after losing Haason Reddick in free agency and the more assistance the team can provide Brian Burns, the better.
Banogu has not achieved a sack since 2019 and featured just 18 times over the last two seasons. Considering the Colts moved up to acquire the edge rusher at No. 49 overall, it’s been extremely disappointing.
Should Banogu get his marching orders from Indianapolis, a fresh start could be all the player needs. Whether it’s something that would interest the Panthers is another matter.