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Ohio State Cornerback Sevyn Banks Named to Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

The expectations surrounding Sevyn Banks entering the 2021 season continue to grow.

Banks, who's expected to be Ohio State's No. 1 cornerback this season, was one of 40 defensive backs named Monday to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list.

Entering his second year as a starter in the Buckeyes' secondary, Banks has been projected as a potential first-round pick for the 2022 NFL draft. In his first three seasons as a Buckeye, Banks has recorded 35 total tackles, 10 pass breakups, two interceptions, one fumble return for a touchdown and one punt block return for a touchdown.