Keshawn Banks 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Lettered for three years with the basketball team, and twice on the track and field squad.
- Played in the North-South all-star game
- Secured 133 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, three forced fumbles
- Scheme tendencies: 3-3-5
- 2022 projected role: Starter at right DE
Pros: Keshawn Banks is a versatile piece for the Aztec front line. He aligns as a 4i and 5-tech. He plays with his hand in the dirt and is a stand-up rusher. He showcases solid quickness to stress the outside shoulder of OTs. Also, he’s able to slip IOL to create quick penetration against the run. His length when utilized keeps his chest clean from OL’s hands to latch. He has a good motor to chase the ball down from the backside of the play. He has good short-area burst to close on the football once he’s within range.
Cons: Keshawn Banks lacks the power or physicality at the point of attack to consistently play reduced on the DL in the NFL. He isn’t an explosive rusher that will blow past OL on passing sets. He doesn’t rush with a plan, leading to few counter moves. With his quickness and length, he needs to add inside counter moves. Inconsistent pad level leads to poor leverage and being washed in the run game. Some lateness at the snap puts him behind the pass sequence. I’ve noticed hip tightness when turning the corner to flatten his path to the QB. He does not have the ideal hand power to shock OL without using speed.
Keshawn Banks NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson