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Ben Banogu | Defensive End

Team: TCU Horned Frogs
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/19/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 249

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TCU redshirt senior DE Ben Banogu accepted an invitation to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl.
The Horned Frogs had a disappointing season, but very little -- if anything -- had to do with the play of Banogu. The 6-foot-4, 249-pound linebacker was a terror at times in 2018, and gets quality reviews for his versatility. He'll get a chance to rush the passer and play standing up in Mobile, we're sure, and a strong performance could solidify him as mid-round pick this April. Dec 3 - 12:19 PM

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TCU redshirt senior DE Ben Banogu was named the Reese's Senior Bowl defensive player of the week for his effort on Saturday against Kansas.

The effort came in a losing effort, but it was an impressive effort nevertheless. He picked up eight tackles -- 4.5 of them for loss -- and came up with two sacks in the 27-26 defeat to the Jayhawks. The former Louisiana-Monroe transfer has been a productive player for the Horned Frogs, and scouts have apparently taken notice. "While some scouts we have spoken with have concerns about his inconsistency, Banogu is the type of player, if you were a scout who wanted to sell him to a decision-maker, that you could make a really cool point-of-attack tape on," writes Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy. "I say that because he is potentially capable of doing just about everything you would want from an OLB, regardless of scheme." Because of his size (6'4/249), Banogu is going to have to test well, but if he does, it's easy to see him being a mid-round selection -- if not higher.
Oct 31 - 7:11 PM

TCU redshirt senior DE Ben Banogu "projects as a 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level," according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

Pauline gave Banogu a 5th-to-6th round grade and said, "He comes with terrific size and speed and shows a lot of agility in his game as well as the ability to disrupt the action." He also believes if Banogu can become more consistent,"He’s the one player from TCU who could break into the top 100 picks with a big season and solid workouts before the draft."
Aug 28 - 6:38 PM

TCU redshirt junior DE Ben Banogu will return to school for the 2018 season.

Banogu (6'4/241) transferred over to TCU from UL-Monroe prior to the start of the 2016 campaign and subsequently sat out the year due to NCAA transfer regulations. Playing his first season with the Horned Frogs during the 2017 campaign, Banogu made an immediate impact with 55 tackles (16.5 for loss), 8.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. His return is a clear boon for HC Gary Patterson. Had he declared for the draft, he would have been in play for a first-round selection.
Jan 4 - 4:05 PM

Former UL-Monroe redshirt junior DE Ban Banogu is now eligible for TCU.

Banogu started all 13 games for the Warhawks in 2015, recording five sacks and 14.5 TFL. He sat out last season due to NCAA transfer rules. Banogu will be relied upon heavily in 2017 with TCU having lost pass rushers Aaron Curry and Josh Carraway, who combined for 13.5 sacks in 2016.
Source: SB Nation
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 12:52:00 PM