USC redshirt sophomore OT Zach Banner "looked awful" against UCLA on Saturday, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.
Indeed, it was an ugly game for Banner's evaluation, temporarily halting his draft hype. Banner was frequently beat by upstart UCLA left defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa, who not only beat him with speed, but with power. Shocking, that, because Banner is 6-foot-8, 350 pounds and outweighed the defender by 70 pounds. "Two weeks ago I reported sources saying Banner, a redshirt sophomore, was considering the draft," Pauline wrote. "After his performance against UCLA the NFL should be the furthest thing from his mind. Banner looked awful and was exploited all game by defensive lineman who ran over him and defensive backs that ran past him on the blitz. He’s a big bodied blocker who shows little in the way of technique, balance or coordination." Nov 25 - 1:44 AM