Pro-Day Report - TCU

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

It was primarily a defensive show during TCU's pro day, as a trio of front-seven players highlighted the workout. There were some heavy hitters in attendance today. 

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel and Indianapolis Colts defensive line coach Mike Phair ran a good amount of the workout for Ben Banogu and Lawrence Collier.

The Titans had a significant contingent on hand, as besides Vrabel, general manager Jon Robinson and director of college scouting Jon Salge took in the workout. Ethan Waugh of the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings linebackers coach Adam Zimmer, Miami Dolphins defensive line coach Marion Hobby and Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Mike Borgonzi were just a few others on hand.

Both Banogu and Collier stood on their combine numbers but looked terrific in position drills.

Banogu was up to 256 pounds, six pounds heavier than his combine wieght, and looked fantastic. The senior completed both defensive line and linebacker drills and displayed great athleticism and movement skills.

Teams believe Banogu can rush the passer out of a three-point stance as well as standing over tackle at the next level.

Banogu met with the New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots on Thursday night. He’s meeting with the Baltimore Ravens later Friday, and the team will personally work Banogu out tomorrow.

He has workouts set up with the New York Jets, New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans and official visits with the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as the Denver Broncos

The feeling leaving pro day is Banogu will land anywhere between picks 40 and 60.

Scouts were impressed with Collier in position drills, although they did mention they were disappointed in his testing numbers from the combine. At 283 pounds, Collier timed 4.91 seconds in the 40, 4.78 seconds in the short shuttle and 7.71 seconds in the three-cone. Teams believe Collier can play the three- or five-technique at the next level.

He’s receiving a lot of interest from the Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks.

Finally linebacker Ty Summers had a terrific day. 

He stood on his 40 mark from the combine, a clocking of 4.51 seconds -- one of the fastest from the linebacker group -- but did time 4.12 seconds in the short shuttle and 6.84 seconds in the three-cone. 

Summers looked great in position drills, which should come as no surprise to anyone. He oozes athleticism on film, and you see Summers 30 yards downfield making plays in coverage as regularly as you see him at the line of scrimmage tackling running backs.

Summers, who could end up landing in the fourth round, met with the Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints.

If properly coached, Summers will be a steal in this year’s draft.