TAMPA, Fla. -- Throughout the past five months, Johnthan Banks has evolved from someone with little guarantee he would start again soon into a standout of an improved Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. He has gained trust along the way, becoming a rare success story on a roster riddled with disappointments.
None of it may have happened without a misread in free agency. The development...
With already an interception on his stat line, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s day just got worse, throwing another interception. This time Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks was able to take the tipped pass 19 yards to pay dirt.
Robert Griffin III in the first quarter: 5-for-9, 47 yards, two interceptions, 30.6 QB rating.
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Players are often picked to fill holes, but players are oftentimes thrown into an unfavorable circumstance. Johnthan Banks, the Buccaneers' 2013 second-round pick, was counted on to to start from the get-go. While he has plenty of potential, he was not ready to start right away, and struggled for most of the year. Without the pieces around them, even the most talented rookies will...
Logic says yes.
Chicago Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman is set to become a free agent this offseason and Tampa Bay has him on their radar.
With deep ties to new first year head coach Lovie Smith from their time in Chicago, Tillman to Tampa almost seems imminent.
Tillman to the Bucs makes perfect sense because of the Lovie connection, and a DB trio of Revis/Tillman/Banks...
Round 1: 0-5
Round 2: 0-4
Round 3: 0-3
Round 4: 0-2
Round 5: 0-1
Round 6 & 7: Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale.
Round 2 - Johnthan Banks CB, Mississippi St.
Analysis – Banks played up to expectations in year one. He made 55 tackles with three interceptions and started every game. He sometimes struggled...