Draft Profile: BioMarcus Banks from Dekaney High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Banks opted to join Alabama after being heavily recruited.
In 2019 as a freshman Banks saw action in 4 games and played a total of 27 snaps at cornerback for the Crimson Tide. He recorded no tackles, no assists, while adding no stops. In coverage Banks notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and an elite QB rating when targetted of .0.
As a sophomore in 2020 he played in just 2 games and logged 19 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He made just 2 tackles, no assists, and had no stops. In coverage he totaled no pass breakups, no interceptions, and an elite QB rating when targetted of .0.
In 2021 as a junior Banks played in 4 games and contributed on 74 snaps. He chalked up just 3 tackles, one assist, and added no stops. In the secondary Banks forced no pass breakups, one interception, and gave up an elite QB rating when targetted of .0.
After season's end Banks transferred to Mississippi State where as a senior for the Bulldogs in 2022 Banks played in 7 games and took part in 92 snaps for the Bulldogs. He logged just 7 tackles, 4 assists, and made 3 stops. In coverage Banks had one pass breakup, no interceptions, and surrendered QB rating when targetted of 64.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Savvy cover skills to recognize and anticipate routes. Understands what's coming and has good ball skills.
- He’ll have some limitations in man coverage, but Banks should develop into a serviceable starter.
- Banks has the quick feet and loose hips to line up in press, where he has the size and strength to get physical, and then the quick feet to mirror.
- Has explosive movement skills and the fluid athleticism and change-of-direction ability to come down and cover slot receivers.
- Physical run supporter in the Antoine Winfield mold with short-area explosiveness to leave his mark on ballcarriers.
- Can get up on the line of scrimmage and deliver a solid punch early in routes, then use that quickness to shadow, or back off and close quickly when the ball comes out
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Feet aren’t ideal, as Banks gets sloppy in his backpedal and can be sluggish when transitioning to close on the ball.
- Has poor recognition skills when facing the action in zone coverage.
- Susceptible to the big plays as a gambler at the catch point and as a catch-and-run victim. He’s also too reluctant to come up and make hits in run support, often focusing on the strip more than the tackle.
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