Kelvin Banks Jr.
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Kelvin Banks Jr.
Height
6-4
Weight
324
College
Texas
Position
OT
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Humble, TX
90.1/100
Player Rating
2
PositionRank (OL)
5.3
FortyYD Time

Kelvin Banks Jr. OT Texas | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Kelvin Banks Jr. OT Texas
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: Left Tackle
Last Updated: 07/10/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.30 seconds (42%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (17%*) Weight: 324 (73%*)
Forty: 5.30 (O) (42%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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SUB-POSITION: Left Tackle
Last Updated: 07/10/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.30 seconds (42%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (17%*) Weight: 324 (73%*)
Forty: 5.30 (O) (42%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 90.1 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
80%
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Pass Blocking:
98%
Run Blocking:
80%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Top 10
Overall Rank: #9 Position rank: #2
College Games: 26 College Snaps: 1777
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 87/100
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 98 Stars 247 RATING: 98/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.0 (98%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Peter Skoronski - Northwestern
79%
Alijah Vera-Tucker - USC
79%
Matthew Bergeron - Syracuse
78%
Draft Profile: Bio
Kelvin Banks Jr. emerged as a dominant force on the Texas Longhorns' offensive line, earning All-America and All-Big 12 honors in his sophomore season. The Humble, Texas native made an immediate impact, starting all 27 games at left tackle over his first two years. Banks protected quarterback Quinn Ewers' blindside while paving the way for multiple 1,000-yard rushers.

A blue-chip recruit out of Summer Creek High School, Banks was a five-star prospect and the top-ranked offensive tackle in Texas. He lived up to the hype, earning Freshman All-American honors in 2022 before elevating his game further in 2023. Banks anchored an offensive line that powered Texas to the College Football Playoff, blocking for both a Doak Walker Award semifinalist and a Davey O'Brien Award semifinalist.

Banks' collegiate accolades are numerous, including second-team All-America honors from the AFCA, first-team All-Big 12 selection, and a spot as a Joe Moore Award semifinalist. He was instrumental in Texas' offensive success, helping the team score 30+ points in nine straight games to start the 2023 season - the longest such streak in program history.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Exceptional length and mass for the position, with a squatty build that provides natural leverage advantages against edge rushers
  • Displays impressive initial quickness out of his stance, allowing him to gain depth quickly in pass protection
  • Possesses elite explosive power, evident in his ability to drive defenders off the line of scrimmage in the run game
  • Demonstrates outstanding lateral agility for his size, enabling quick recovery against counter moves
  • Anchors extremely well against power rushes, using his strong lower body to absorb and redirect force
  • Shows the ability to play with proper knee bend and maintain leverage, particularly in run-blocking situations
  • Exhibits good hand usage in pass protection, capable of shocking rushers with initial punch and maintaining control
  • Displays above-average awareness in picking up stunts and blitzes, rarely caught off guard by defensive schemes
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Can struggle with foot speed in recovery situations, sometimes allowing defenders to gain the edge before he can reset
  • Occasional tendency to bend at the waist rather than the knees, leading to balance issues against savvy pass rushers
  • Hand placement in run blocking can be inconsistent, limiting his ability to sustain blocks against technically sound defenders
  • Moderate hip stiffness can hinder his ability to mirror quicker edge rushers, especially on counter moves back inside
  • Sometimes overextends when reaching for defenders, leaving him vulnerable to push-pull techniques and inside counters
Scouting Report: Summary
Banks projects as a potential day-one starter at tackle in the NFL, with the versatility to play on either side of the line. His combination of size, power, and athleticism will be coveted by teams employing gap/power run schemes. While he has shown the ability to excel in pass protection, there's room for technical refinement to handle elite NFL edge rushers.

In zone-blocking systems, Banks' lateral quickness and ability to climb to the second level will be valuable assets. However, teams may need to work on his consistency in reaching and sealing defenders on outside zone runs. His anchor strength and power make him an intriguing prospect for teams that emphasize a physical, downhill running game.

Banks has the tools to develop into a high-end starting tackle in the NFL. If he can improve his recovery footwork and maintain consistent pad level, he has Pro Bowl potential. His floor appears to be that of a solid starter, with the ceiling of an All-Pro caliber lineman if he continues to refine his technique and leverage the physical gifts that made him such a dominant force at the collegiate level.
Written By:
Eli Cooper (Big 12)

How other scouting services rate Kelvin Banks Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
10.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
2.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.