After just one season at LSU, defensive back Sevyn Banks quietly declared for the NFL Draft instead of returning for what would be his final year of eligibility next season.

Banks transferred to LSU from Ohio State last April, but injuries sidelined him most of the season. Per The Advocate:

Banks transferred to LSU last spring after starting his career at Ohio State. He missed the first three games as he recovered from an injury, then Banks suffered a bruised spinal cord when he made a tackle on the opening kickoff Oct. 1 against Auburn. He did not play the rest of the season.

The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft was Jan. 16. Banks never made an announcement about his future, and it was widely thought he had returned to LSU.

Banks was a four-star recruit and the No. 221 overall player in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He appeared in every game his sophomore year at Ohio State before turning into a starter with early-round draft potential.
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LSUMBAgrad15 months
He’ll go undrafted and then try to make a practice squad. Poor choice, should have played next year to improve his draft stock!
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Giantkiller15 months
"The former Ohio State starter is trying to reach the NFL after injuries derailed the last two seasons."

Well Sevyn, you may want to sit down for this... I have some bad news.
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Datbayoubengal15 months
Comments are kinda stupid here. LSU brought in how many corners this year? This isn't like last year when it was basically the Oklahoma St guy and some lower tier guys. Not only is this serious competition, dude has gotten hurt plenty in his career. More injuries in college do nothing for you. Best thing you can do is pass a physical and try to make a practice squad and work your way up. Welch in year 2, 5 star Denver Harris, the track speed kid from Ohio St, Chestnut from Syracuse, even the 6'3 Alexander kid who was a star at the lower level. Many of you likely didn't even have the kid in the 2 deep.
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225Tyga15 months
Bad decision young man.
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PureBlood15 months
Terrible decision.
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pitchandcatch2715 months
So he got hurt in college and we are now going to the pros?? Good luck with that.
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Spankum15 months
Best of luck to this young man. Thanks for being a Tiger!
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ErnMcCracken15 months
undrafted free agent practice squad
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uscpuke15 months
$350.00/Sevyn year contract
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MaGoo15 months
If that due to his injuires for two years in a row.
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FLBooGoTigs115 months
Is it bad that the only play I remember about him is him getting injured? Anyway good luck!!
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NorthSider7215 months
Sorry we never knew ya.
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epicopt11615 months
XFL draft?
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JackieTreehorn15 months
Maybe he will go in the Fyrst round.
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tenderfoot tigah15 months
I hope he graduated.
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DVinBR15 months
I see he's chosen the UDFA route
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brett40815 months
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Spelt it rong15 months
Likely. There's a chance that he gets drafted late and makes an impression. Nothing to do here except wish him good health and luck. Carry on.
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