BIOGRAPHY: Junior-college transfer who started the past two seasons and totaled 80 tackles with one interception last season. Junior-year numbers included 99 tackles.
POSITIVES: Fluid linebacker who covers a good amount of area on the field. Breaks down well, diagnoses the action, and displays good footwork in all directions. Shows speed to the flanks, fast in pursuit, and nicely collapses from the outside defending the run. Smooth pedaling in reverse and turning his hips in coverage. Quickly changes direction and effective when the action is in front of him.
NEGATIVES: Easily blocked from the action and handled at the point. Struggles making plays with his back to the ball and does a lot of face-guarding.
ANALYSIS: Banks is an athletic one-gap defender who must make his mark on special teams to have a chance at the next level.