With the 43rd pick in the draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select…

Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-2, 185 pounds)

With Ronde Barber still deciding if he is going to return to Tampa this season, the Buccaneers know it's time to look for a replacement. Banks is a tall cornerback with long arms, good ball skills and good all-around athleticism. And despite Banks' lack of premier speed, he has what it takes to be a good starting cornerback in the NFL. In addition to his talent, Banks is an outstanding young man with rare character, smarts and intangibles, which just add to his value.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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