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Colts select Stanford LB Bobby Okereke with 89th pick in 2019 NFL Draft

NCAA Football: Arizona State at Stanford Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

With the 89th pick of the 3rd round, the Indianapolis Colts selected Stanford linebacker Bobby Okereke.

The 6’1”, 239 pound senior linebacker recorded 94 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 5 passes defensed, and 2 forced fumbles in 13 games for the Cardinal defense—where he was a team captain and two-time All-Pac 12 honorable mention.

Okereke posted a 4.58 forty time, a vertical jump of 33.5 inches, and has great length with measured 34 12 inch arms at the NFL Combine.

He has been highly regarded for his instincts, range, and nose for finding the football with sideline-to-sideline speed.

Okereke is adept in coverage, playing in space, and could initially be a situational nickel package linebacker for defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus’ defense (as well as a core special teams player).

However, he’s at times limited by his lack of size—particularly when shedding blocks, and Okereke could improve his overall tackling.

He’s yet another fast and athletic defensive player that general manager Chris Ballard has added on Day 2 for the Colts.