Deonte Banks: NFL Draft Scouting Report

Deonte Banks: NFL Draft Scouting Report
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  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • College: Maryland
  • Year: R-Junior
  • Position: Cornerback


  • Sticky coverage corner
  • Great size measurables
  • Historically good tester
  • Big and strong. Has a filled-out frame
  • Is able to flip his hips and shows enough athleticism in all phases
  • Is very active in his motion and movement. His footwork is fast and he can get in and out of his breaks
  • Smooth ball tracking and shows strong awareness of ball placement
  • That allows him to play with really good balance and control
  • Is very physical and can compete with any receiver
  • His toughness and size allow him to challenge at the catch point
  • He gets plenty of pass breakups due to his ability to put his body in the right place.
  • Strong tackler. Wraps the tackle and rarely misses. Also will put a player in the dirt. 
  • Really good play strength


  • Needs to improve his reactions and anticipation. Has all the athletic testing but can be left chasing receivers as he hasn’t followed the route
  • Would like more ball production. 
  • Leaves interceptions on the field and would like to see some better ball skills at times.
  • Can play too handsy at the line of scrimmage especially when pressing which can throw him off his stride. 
  • Has had a shoulder injury which ended his 2021 season
  • Can be grabby


Deonte Banks is a strong press, cover corner who displays great physical attributes. He is tall and long but also has enough athletic ability to track the ball. He is tough and strong which allows him to get up and compete at the catch point but also wrap up his tackles. What Banks lacks is the top-end athleticism, especially speed, which is so converted at the position. You would also like to have seen more production from Deonte Banks who needs to improve his ball skills. Banks projects as a solid starter who will be great in coverage and will be steady and consistent as a day 2 pick.

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