- Wide receiver
- 206 lbs
- Dr. SEC Recruiting Ranking
- 247 Composite Ranking
- High School
- North Shore (TX)
- Current Team
- Texas A&M Aggies
Shadrach Banks is an intriguing prospect at wide receiver. He looks like a power back, but moves like a perimeter player. He possesses adequate height with a great build. He has good top-end speed and shows a sneaky second gear in the open field most guys do not have.
Banks drives off the line with purpose and can get DBs to back off of him. He can take the top off a defense with both his speed as well as quick feet to stab his foot in the ground and explode out of cuts. He tends to round off too many routes but will become crisper at the next level when he can’t rely on his athleticism as much. He consistently uses his arm length, strength and body to separate or shield defenders from the ball.
Banks shows natural hand-eye coordination and is a hands catcher away from his frame. He wastes little time plucking and tucking before transitioning upfield. He has the leaping ability to elevate and extend for jump balls and will pull the ball away in a crowd. He also shows focus over the middle when he knows he’s going to get hit.
Given his measurables, Banks is a load. He can run by you, through you or around you. He has very good feet and short-area quickness and can accelerate on deep routes and track the over the shoulder ball while he’s running away from opponents. He is best at quick hitters that allow him to use his strength breaking tackles and extending plays into home runs. He is very difficult to handle in coverage or after the catch due to strength and speed.
Banks has the size and speed to be a major factor at the next level of competition. How high he reaches will be contingent upon how much he continues to improve and polish his fundamentals.