Zach Banner, big man on a mission | S2, Episode 4

Zach Banner, big man on a mission | S2, Episode 4

Draft Season: SI's NFL draft miniseries - April 13, 2017 - 27:14

At USC, 6' 8" offensive lineman Zach Banner nearly topped 400 pounds. Now he's trying to prove to the NFL that he can trim his weight down to a more reasonable number—and keep it there. Lindsay Schnell chronicles Banner's quest, from an upbringing in which he always stood out to a pre-draft process in which he is working to fit into the NFL mold.

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