2018: Kemoko Turay, OLB
There really is not much to write about Kemoko Turay’s NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts as it has not really even started yet. Turay did appear in 14 games in his rookie season, starting three, and showed some promising flashes when he was on the field.
Turay recorded four sacks in his limited appearances, showcasing that with further development that he could become an every-down player for the Colts at some point.
He still was not named a starter in 2019 and played only four games before he broke his ankle and ended his season. At that point, Turay had 1.5 sacks on the year as well as one forced fumble.
Turay was viewed as a great pass-rusher that NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein compared to Yannick Ngakoue. He still has plenty of time to make that big impact for the Indianapolis Colts but there is a fear that his broken ankle is going to set back his timeline and potentially hurt his career.
We see it all the time in the NFL, guys are not given too long to blossom and start producing. And before you know it, they run out of time and find themselves in the XFL.
Derrius Guice and James Washington were both selected relatively close to Turay in the draft with the one Pro Bowler that was selected within 15 picks being Jacksonville’s D.J. Chark.