Kelvin Banks Jr.
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Kelvin Banks Jr.
Height
6-4
Weight
324
College
Texas
Position
OT
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Humble, TX
90.1/100
Player Rating
2
PositionRank (OL)
5.3
FortyYD Time

Kelvin Banks Jr. OT Texas | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Kelvin Banks Jr. OT Texas
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: Left Tackle
Last Updated: 05/31/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.30 seconds (42%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (17%*) Weight: 324 (73%*)
Forty: 5.30 (O) (42%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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SUB-POSITION: Left Tackle
Last Updated: 05/31/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.30 seconds (42%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (17%*) Weight: 324 (73%*)
Forty: 5.30 (O) (42%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 90.1 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
80%
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Pass Blocking:
98%
Run Blocking:
80%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Top 10
Overall Rank: #8 Position rank: #2
College Games: 26 College Snaps: 1777
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 87/100
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 98 Stars 247 RATING: 98/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.0 (98%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Peter Skoronski - Northwestern
79%
Alijah Vera-Tucker - USC
79%
Matthew Bergeron - Syracuse
78%
Draft Profile: Bio

Kelvin Banks Jr., a highly-touted recruit from Summer Creek High School, entered the college football scene with a 4-star rating from ESPN and a 5-star grade from 247 Sports. Banks chose Texas, where he made an immediate impact. As a freshman in 2022, he played 12 games at left tackle, logging 792 snaps and allowing 9 QB hurries, 1 QB hit, and 2 sacks. He stepped up in 2023, starting all 13 games, playing 912 snaps, and giving up only 6 QB hurries, 1 QB hit, and 1 sack.

Banks' college career is decorated with accolades. He earned Freshman All-American honors from the Football Writers Association of America and was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team in 2022. In 2023, he secured a spot on the All-Big 12 First Team and was a semifinalist for the Joe Moore Award. Banks was instrumental in Texas' offensive line, contributing to key victories, including a 454-yard offensive performance against No. 3 Alabama.

Banks has been a force on the field since high school, where he was named District 21-6A Offensive Player of the Year and participated in the Under Armour All-America Game.

Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Displays patience in pass protection, maintaining his set without leaning or lunging.
  • Strong initial punch in pass protection with excellent hand placement.
  • Dominates in the run game with a nasty demeanor, playing through the whistle.
  • Agile mover, effectively using his length and hands to engage defenders.
  • Consistently reaches the second level, finishing blocks with violent, heavy hands.
  • Light on his feet for his size, demonstrating natural knee bend and balance.
  • Strong base in pass sets, reacting quickly to sudden movements.
  • High football IQ with excellent peripheral vision, reacting swiftly to defensive shifts.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent pass protection, occasionally playing too high and with poor balance.
  • Sometimes loses patience, reaching and lunging in his set.
  • Struggles with his base technique, occasionally lunging and reaching at the second level.
  • Needs to improve blocking inside, being more effective at setting the edge.
  • Occasionally loses his aggressiveness at the second level, requiring improvement in football IQ.
Scouting Report: Summary

Kelvin Banks Jr. brings a lot to the table with his physical traits and football IQ. His ability to maintain a strong base in pass protection and his quick reaction to defensive moves make him an elite prospect for the pro level. Banks' impressive performance at Texas, highlighted by his freshman and sophomore campaigns, showcases his potential as a top-tier offensive tackle in the NFL.

However, Banks has areas that need refinement. His technique can be inconsistent, especially with his base and balance. At times, he lunges and reaches, which can leave him vulnerable against elite pass rushers. Improving his inside blocking and maintaining his aggressiveness at the second level will be key for his transition to the NFL.

Overall, Banks has the tools to be a long-term starter on the outside in the NFL. With continued development and coaching, he can address his weaknesses and become a reliable left tackle for any NFL team.

How other scouting services rate Kelvin Banks Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
10.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
2.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.