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NFL Draft Profile: Jeremy Banks, Linebacker, Tennessee Volunteers

NFL Draft profile scouting report for Tennessee LB Jeremy Banks
Tennessee LB Jeremy Banks
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#33
Pos: LB
Ht: 6010
Wt: 223
Hand: 948
Arm: 3218
Wing: 7738
40: 4.70
DOB: 9/23/1999
Hometown: Cordova, TN
High School: Cordova
Eligibility: 2023

Jeremy Banks
Tennessee Volunteers


One-Liner:

A one-speed player, Banks plays fast with an aggressive nature.

Evaluation:

Mainly aligns at weakside linebacker. Good athlete with functional use in terms of twitch, speed, and change of direction. Short steps linemen to make plays on the ball carrier. Can flow sideline to sideline and wrap up backs from behind. First step and speed help him win as a designated Blitzer. Solid fluidity allows him to pick up crossers over the middle of the field. An aggressive run defender that will square up with anyone. Frame is a little wispy, gets him finished and makes for tough disengagements against linemen. Can be overpowered at the point of attack in the run game. All over the place at times, almost flowing into the traffic as opposed to away from it. Late to trigger on directional runs, allowing linemen to get to him first and drive him off the ball. Targeted in coverage frequently. Banks is an aggressive linebacker who can flow from sideline to sideline. His lateral agility and ability to move in space is solid but limit his ability to be a force in the run game. Adding size and increasing his intangibles will favor him in his draft stock.

Grade:

5th Round 

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Background:

Jeremy Banks, from Cordova, Tennessee, came back to Knoxville after having an impressive 2021 here he has over one hundred tackles with one hundred and twenty eight in 40 games played. Before becoming a dominant linebacker, he played running back in his freshman and little bit of sophomore year. As a freshman, he ran for close to one hundred eight five yards and three touchdowns. He was a four star recruit while playing at Cordova High School. Born September 23, 1999, Banks is majoring in Political Science.