The Bucs will receive a seventh round draft pick in 2018.
The move isn’t really a surprise. The secondary has been no good, as we all saw the hurting Derek Carr put on them last week. They couldn’t stop the pass before the game against the Raiders, and it is still just as bad.
Apparently, Mike Smith saw no use in Banks as well. He has not registered a tackle, and was not dressed for last week’s game despite being healthy. Johnthan’s time in Tampa Bay had clearly run out, so the Bucs were able to get something for him instead of outright releasing him.
Under the schemes of Schiano and Smith, Banks did provide some production. In two years he did pick off seven passes, including one for a touchdown. His best year in the tackle department was his rookie season of 2013. That year he posted 55 tackles, 49 solo. He followed that up with 50 in 2014, 41 of them solo.