Notre Dame Football: Where will Irish prospects land in 2021 NFL Draft?

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3. player. . OG. No. 104. Aaron Banks. 26.

Aaron Banks is a formidable presence along the o-line, capable of giving defensive coordinators headaches in the run game. While not as effective as a pulling guard, there are enough teams running a power run scheme in today’s NFL. Banks would slot in nicely on one of these teams, operating as a serviceable NFL backup at the very least.

Banks’ college career can best be summed up as one of significant consistency. First entering the scene as a sophomore, Banks played in all 13 games, starting in the final six games to round out the 2018 season. Banks would proceed to start 13 and 12 games, respectively, in this final two seasons with the Fighting Irish.

They say that the best ability is availability, and that’s something Banks can confidently offer to teams considering him at the NFL level. Despite bringing in veteran Kevin Zeitler, the Baltimore Ravens could still be in the market for a reliable contributor with starting potential.

Banks fits the mold for a run-heavy team like the Ravens and could realistically find himself selected anywhere between Rounds 2 and 3. Another potential beneficiary of Notre Dame football’s recent success at the position, Banks is sure to be a hot commodity in the middle rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft.