As Alper pointed out earlier this afternoon, Brian Banks has drawn the attention of four NFL teams, less than a week after being cleared of rape and kidnapping charges that wrongfully put him in prison for five years.
And when reviewing Alper’s item (hey, I read the stuff the other guys write . . . sometimes), one team jumped off the electronic page.
The newest subjects of HBO’s Hard Knocks needs compelling story lines. And they don’t have many (or, arguably, any).
Banks would give them a fascinating plot line that could draw in some of the same mainstreamers who would have tuned in for Tebow.
It will be ridiculously easy for the Dolphins to justify giving Banks one of the training-camp roster spots, given that the limit has spiked from 80 to 90 this year. And since teams can keep 90 players until after the third preseason game, Banks would be around for most of the series.
As a result, I’m willing to slide out onto the limb and predict that the Dolphins will offer him a contract. (I’m not yet ready to predict he’ll accept it, if he has other options.)
I’ll also wager that the Dolphins will call it a “football decision.”
For more on why the Dolphins are doing Hard Knocks, here’s a chunk of Wednesday’s PFT Live.