Meet 2023 Draft Prospect Nnamdi Banks-Eke, OL, Texas Faculty

Nnamdi Banks-Eke the standout offensive lineman from Texas College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Nnamdi Banks-Eke the standout offensive lineman from Texas College recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot

  • Name: Nnamdi Banks-Eke
  • Position: Center/Guard
  • College: Texas College
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 330 lbs
  • Twitter: @Nnamdibankseke
  • Instagram: @73szn

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2023 NFL Draft? 

-My ability to play every position on the offensive line. I have experience everywhere from LT-RT.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

-At age 4 I believe, my parents had it on and I was immediately hooked.

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

– I can bring more than on the field activity to your organization. Leadership and high character are what drives me to become a better person each and every single day.

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

– I would donate to help decrease the level of homelessness in the country. That subject is very sensitive to me and it hits home.

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

– To control only what I can control, leave the rest to God

Who was your childhood hero? 

– My two parents 

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

– There is so many to pick, but I would say Tardale Williams. He’s a smaller guy at RB so people tend to mistaken how much he can hurt opponents, he will shock the world this year.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

– Lying

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

-The hardest moment in my life that I had to overcome was receiving news the morning of my season opener being told that I was ineligible. I could not play for the entire season, and I put in so much work to get to where I was at. I had so many mental lows and battles to where I almost gave up on the season, but I wiped my tears and got up on my two feet and continued to support my brothers every gameday and continued to help them get better every day at practice, weights and conditioning.

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

– Texas College is a smaller HBCU in East Texas by way of Tyler, TX. The football program has been in a drought record wise but I believe my teammates and I can turn it around and get it going to where it should’ve been. It is special to me because it is where I’m going to get my bachelor’s degree from and is where I have met some lifetime friends, developed amazing relationships with staff and professors, and where I learned a lot about integrity and character.

What is your favorite snack food? 

– Honey BBQ puffy cheese doodles

What is the best part of football? 

– The camaraderie  amongst your brothers and coaches that you have been battling with and beside since the summer, winning, and playing for your last name, your family and loved ones watching you in the stands.

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

– If you want someone you can trust, with high quality and respect for the game I’m that guy, will give my life for this game and for my brothers in the locker room.

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

– Caesar Luiz, we have similar body types/frames and we both are from New Jersey so I’ll always root for him.

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

– My grandfather, Kanye West, and Drake because I simply miss my grandfather. I would want to show him how he could be so proud of me. Drake and Kanye would give me guidance of how to be leaders and how to move calculated and to be financially stable.

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 [email protected]

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