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Colts sign gigantic fourth-rounder Zach Banner

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The Colts signed a big contract Monday, at least one for a big player.

The team announced that fourth-rounder Zach Banner had signed his rookie deal.

Banner, a tackle from Southern Cal, is listed at 6-foot-9, 360 pounds. But he said at rookie minicamp he was “down” to 349. (Eddie Lacy nods approvingly.) He was a four-year starter for the Trojans and played both tackle spots.

He’s the fourth of their eight draft picks to sign, leaving safety Malik Hooker, outside linebacker Tarell Basham, running back Marlon Mack, and defensive tackle Grover Stewart.

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9 Responses to “Colts sign gigantic fourth-rounder Zach Banner”
  1. siriusred67 says: May 15, 2017 1:32 PM

    “Banner, a tackle from Southern Cal, is listed at 6-foot-9, 360 pounds…. He was a four-year starter for the Trojans and played both tackle spots.”

    At the same time? He’s certainly big enough.

  2. factschecker says: May 15, 2017 1:50 PM

    Your name is John Coffey? John Coffey: Yessir, Boss. Like the drink, only not spelled the same.

    That’s a big man.

  3. sterling7 says: May 15, 2017 2:05 PM

    I am a huge college football fan and I’ve seen this guy play a lot-he’s slow unfortunately, at best he’ll make the taxi squad. Good luck and I do mean that sincerely not sarcastically.

  4. bigfaketdsinmyface says: May 15, 2017 2:23 PM

    The Colts got another banner?!?

  5. walk929501 says: May 15, 2017 2:31 PM

    Is it just me, or does 360 not sound that heavy for 6′-9″ football player?

  6. bobthebillsfan says: May 15, 2017 2:34 PM

    He certainly has an appropriate last name for a player on the Colts.

  7. fight4yourmind says: May 15, 2017 4:47 PM

    As a colts fan it’s emabarrasing enough we hung a banner for getting our ass handed to us again in the afc finals, and I am quite sick of the jokes. However, this signing is prime for some good ones, let me fly we deserve it. Pretty funny stuff already. “Colts get another banner” !!

  8. marima07 says: May 15, 2017 10:53 PM

    maybe he can be a regular-season finalist.

  9. dartmouthstevens says: May 16, 2017 5:45 PM

    @walk929501 Most NBA power forwards run about 6’9″ 240-280 lbs. NFL will want people heavier. Nate Solder who is 6’9″ comes in at about 320. Volmer (6’8″)before he retired played at about that too. So the guy needs to drop down to about 320 for tackle. Volmer lost 70+ lbs. (news from profootball). Putting him at that NBA weight.
    The big guys play fat. When they stop football, the smart ones lose the excess. 380 is lard.

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