Brandon Banks Scouting Report

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Brandon Banks Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: Big12
School: Kansas State Wildcats
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #83
Height & Weight: 5'7 - 150 lbs.

2010 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.43
Broad jump9'01

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Brandon Banks, WR, Kansas State

Brandon Banks is only 5-7 (and that might even be generous), but he is an explosive athlete who is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. For that reason Kansas State has made sure he touches the ball as often as possible. During his first year with the Wildcats, Banks was the team's top receiver, catching 67 passes for 1,049 yards and nine touchdowns. He also started to show his potential as a returner and returned a kick-off for a 98 yard touchdown. That was during Banks' junior season. His freshman and sophomore campaigns were spent at the junior college level. Heading into the 2009 campaign, NFL scouts wanted to see if Banks could keep it up and follow up his superb junior season with a solid senior campaign. Without Josh Freeman under center, Kansas State threw far less in 2009, but Banks still led the team with 56 receptions for 705 yards. However, this time he only caught one touchdown pass. In order to get Banks more involved, he also carried the ball 11 times and averaged ten yards per attempt. However, it is his kick returning that makes Banks a draftable player. During the 2009 regular season, Banks returned four of his 39 kick-offs for a touchdown. He is not as effective of a punt returner, but he is certainly more than capable of being one at the next level. 3/24 Update: Banks' return abilities still make him an intriguing option in the upcoming draft. The comparisons to fellow former Kansas State player Darren Sproles do not hurt. Of course Banks is a wide receiver, but both are short speedsters who can score every time they touch the ball. Banks may get drafted for his special team abilities, but he needs to work on his receiving skills (especially his route running) before he can be any NFL team's third or fourth receiver.

Last Updated Mar-23-2010 by Joel Welser

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Prediction: Undrafted

Too small to be worth a draft pick, only brings return game ability,which his size might negate in the NFL>

Posted by:
jnols 04/16/10 08:56 PM