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Mississippi State CB Johnthan Banks
Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks is one of the best SEC players that you've never heard of.
Banks anticipates that to change this season.
Speaking with ESPN, Banks stated that not only is he one of the SEC's best cornerbacks, but he's the best.
Better than Tyrann Mathieu.
Does that seem like an overstatement?
Maybe at first, but Banks finished the season with more interceptions and pass breakups than the Honey Badger last season; but Mathieu was the one that found his way to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
Banks needs to make a name for himself, and with Mathieu staying at home for Media Days, he capitalized.
Good for him.
Whether players admit it, they play college football to move on to the NFL. I'm OK with focusing attention on yourself when you're unappreciated.