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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interviews: Auston Banks, DB, Missouri Valley

Auston Banks the solid defensive back from Missouri Valley recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Auston Banks
  • Position: DB
  • College: Missouri valley 
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 185
  • Instagram: 33banks__

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2022 NFL Draft?

  • Dedication, hard work, I have natural instinct for this position and my pressman is dangerous and I am a very smart player because I study film constantly 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?
  • My attitude and work ethic are things I constantly work to keep at a high and positive level 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be? 

  • To help the needy especially kids and families that are homeless

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • Hard work beats talent Who was your childhood hero? Deon sanders

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school? 

  • Brian Smith 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • Loud chewing and double dipping 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

  • Going JUCO and being away from my little girl while pursuing my dream. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

  • Nice environment with teachers that care about students 

What is your favorite snack food?

  • Cookies

What is the best part of football?

  • Learning the game

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

  • You should bet on me because my dedication, hard work, perseverance, and work ethic will not fail

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be? 

  • Xavier Howard 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

  1. Michael Jordan- because I want to get his advice because I look up to him
  2. Kobe Bryant- because I like his mentality and positivity. Nothing like Mamba mentality 
  3. Denzel Washington- he is my favorite actor and I feel like the knowledge he could share with me would be inspirational 

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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