Banks may end up another Buccaneers statistic, and be released this offseason, as his rookie contract is coming to an end. But, like most released Tampa corners, he could very well be heading towards New England, and have an incredible 2016 season, adding to the validity of the legendary Tampa Curse.
“The year’s biggest letdown/curiosity/disappointment has to be Banks, a second-round draft pick out of Mississippi State in 2013 who entered the year as the team’s top corner. After starting five of the Bucs’ first seven games (he missed Weeks 4 and 5 with a knee injury) Banks suddenly fell out of favor. Undrafted rookie Jude Adjei-Barimah slid into his outside corner spot Week 9 against the New York Giants opposite Moore. Banks, a first-team All-American and Jim Thorpe Award winner as the nation’s top defensive back in 2012, is in line to start Tampa Bay’s final game Sunday against the NFC South-leading Panthers. He enters 2016 on the fourth and final year of his rookie contract and his role moving forward will be a hot topic in the offseason.” – Reported by Eric Horchy
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