Draft Profile: BioMarcus Banks attended Andy Dekaney High School and was rated a 4-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.944, going unranked by ESPN. 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 an impressive QB rating when targetted of 64.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Banks has good size and is a fluid mover, capable of mirroring quickness underneath
- Shows good instincts when facing the action in zone coverage, and Banks has solid ball skills.
- Can get up under a receiver’s chin and has the speed to flip his hips and run downfield. He has the quick and surprisingly powerful hands to jostle receivers early. But he’s at his best peeking into the backfield.
- Top-end speed is good and is capable of turning and running in press coverage. Banks also shows good instincts when sitting back in zone and looking into the backfield.
- Has the physical gifts to match any cornerback in this class, but has rough edges on the field.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- The majority of the time last season, Banks was able to physically overwhelm opposing receivers early in the down, a scenario that won’t play out as often against NFL receivers.
- Fails to maintain inside technique in man coverage. Not a press corner.
- Feet aren’t ideal, as he gets sloppy in his backpedal and can be sluggish when transitioning to close on the ball.
- His athleticism gives him the potential to have tremendous range in coverage, but he is often hesitant and doesn’t seem confident in what he’s seeing.
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