NFL Preseason: Washington Redskins Retuner Brandon Banks Makes Statement

August 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Looking back to February, there was one player who really wanted to go to Indianapolis, at the 2010 NFL Combine, and accomplish the feat of being the fastest player going into the NFL Draft. That player was Kansas State receiver and returner Brandon Banks.
I had the honor of interviewing Banks just days before the combine began. He was pumped to have the chance of running with and against some of the top NFL-ready talent, and looking for an NFL team who wanted to draft their talents.
Banks was one of the few who has to solely rely on his speed to raise the eyebrows of both coaches and NFL executives in attendance.
Unfortunately, he did not run as well as he had hoped and that, along with his small stature, hurt his draft stock, leaving him undrafted and unsigned.
That was until the Washington Redskins offered him a free agent contract to come practice with the team and the 5'7" and 150 pounds Banks signed on the dotted line.
The pairing is a blessing beca...

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