Three-year starter who made 34 tackles (eight for loss) with 4.5 sacks in 2016. Posted 24 tackles (two for loss) and one sack in nine games in 2015 but missed the final three contests after being suspended for a violation of team rules. Sophomore totals include 36 tackles (7.5 for loss) and four sacks.
Hard-working defensive tackle prospect who projects as a three-technique player on Sundays. Relatively athletic, plays with proper pad level and moves well to every direction of the field. Slides laterally pursuing the action down the line of scrimmage and outside the box, effectively works his hands and shows explosiveness. Keeps his feet moving and relentlessly chases the play.
Average first-step quickness. Lacks bulk and easily sealed from the action.
Banks possesses the leverage and movement skills to line up as a three-technique tackle but must improve his strength at the point.