It was a relatively tame NFL Free Agency, but all 32 teams now have their attention directed toward the 2023 NFL Draft in order to add talent to their rosters. The first round of the draft is kicking off on Thursday, April 27th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the NFL news until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called early on is Deonte Banks out of Maryland.
The following is a complete Deonte Banks NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
When is the 2023 NFL Draft?
As always, the 2023 NFL Draft will be a three-day event. The first day will feature the first round of players, which is only 31 this season. All of these picks will be broken down here at FlurrySports. Day 2 will be Rounds 2-3 and Day 3 features Rounds 4-7.
The 2023 NFL Draft will take place from April 27-29 in Kansas City, MO. The Deonte Banks draft projection expects him to hear his name called early on.
Deonte Banks NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Defensive back
Weight: 197 pounds
Deonte Banks Stats 2022 | Maryland
Solo Tackles: 25
Forced Fumbles: 0
Passer Rating: 71.4
Deonte Banks Draft Profile
Deonte Banks has good change-of-speed and does a good job ushering receivers out toward the sidelines. He does a great job communicating in zone when passing off assignments. While he may not have the stats or the film that many other defensive backs have in the draft, he is one of the most physically gifted 2023 NFL Draft prospects. He has blazing speed and a crazy vertical. Banks has all the physical attributes needed to make it at the NFL level.
For as physically gifted as Banks is, he often appears unwilling to help in run support and has trouble getting off of blocks. He has had trouble multiple times at containing the run which was evident in Maryland’s loss at Michigan this year. Banks can get confused on crossing routes at times and is slow on anticipating route breaks. He is much more grabby than other defensive backs, even when it’s unnecessary to do so.
Deonte Banks Highlights
Deonte Banks Draft Projection
All 2023 NFL Draft Projections are taken from the latest CBS NFL Mock Draft by Chris Trapasso.
Deonte Banks is currently projected to be drafted by the Washington Commanders at No. 16.
For more 2023 NFL Draft profiles and coverage, check out our NFL Draft page.
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