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NFL prospect: I can stop Megatron

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NFL prospect Johnthan Banks (left) said what about Megatron?!
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As an NFL cornerback, confidence is part of the game, but draft prospect Johnthan Banks may be getting ahead of himself.

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The Mississippi State product says he can cover the NFL’s best wide receiver, the Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson. Banks was considered a first-round prospect until he ran a 4.61 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

“I think I can play against anybody. I can own anybody,” Banks told Al.com. “I think I can cover Megatron.”

Banks may need to improve his speed if he hopes to take down Johnson. The Lions WR ran a 4.35 40-yard dash coming out of Georgia Tech in 2007. Banks is known for his physical play on the outside, but Johnson is a mismatch for any defensive back.

Banks stands at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, while Johnson is listed at 6-foot-5, 236 pounds.

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