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.

9 responses to “Colts sign gigantic fourth-rounder Zach Banner

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

    That’s a big man.

  3. 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. 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” !!

  5. @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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