The Houston Texans find themselves in a favorable position ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft.
With the No. 2 overall pick, the Texans are in the driver’s seat and have their choice of nearly every top prospect.
Along with the No. 2 pick, the Texans also hold the 12th and 33rd overall picks.
Aaron Wilson, a Texans reporter, has revealed that the team met with Deonte Banks, a top cornerback prospect in the draft.
Source: Maryland @TerpsFootball corner Deonte Banks visited #Texans, dozen other NFL teams @KPRC2https://t.co/xHjf2d4kMw
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 21, 2023
Will the Texans add another defensive back to their roster in this draft?
Last year, the Texans selected Derek Stingley Jr. at No. 3 overall and could look to add another young cornerback to their secondary.
Banks has visited with at least 12 teams besides the Texans, making him a popular hot commodity.
In his final season at the University of Maryland, Banks had a career year.
He racked up 38 total tackles, one interception, and .5 sacks in 2022, and was a top corner in the Big Ten.
Now, Banks has focused his talents on the NFL, where he will look to make a big impact on a roster.
At the combine, Banks ran a 4.35-second 40-yard dash, the third-fastest cornerback in the class.
He also posted a 42-inch vertical jump, which measured as the highest among the other corners.
Banks’ combine and collegiate performances impressed many scouts, and members of NFL organizations.
Will his pre-draft measurables be enough to vault him into the first round?
Rebuilding teams such as the Texans tend to utilize their draft picks to add to their roster.
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