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The Steelers will be trying some combination of Ike Taylor, Keenan Lewis, Cortez Allen and Curtis Brown at the cornerback spots this season. Finding a long-term solution opposite Taylor is one of the top priorities of Dick LeBeau and Carnell Lake.
Lewis or one of the others may be that solution, but the Steelers could still focus on the cornerback position early in the draft. Banks is one of the highest-rated corners that should be coming out next spring.
Banks makes plays and, while playing for a less-prominent school, has carved out a name for himself. I think he will probably be a mid-round pick in the first round, but the Steelers might get lucky once again, as they did this season with David DeCastro.
He has shutdown stuff, something the Steelers can certainly use in the secondary. If they are able to get him after another big season at Mississippi State, they'd be really shoring up their corner position for the foreseeable future.