Photo of Bene  Benwikere
Grade
5.22 ?
  • 4.63 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 10 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 40.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.38 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 30" Arm Length
  • 195LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

Is a two-time first-team all-conference pick (MWC and WAC). He was hospitalized after suffering a concussion during 2013 season, missing one game. 2013: Was a first-team All-MWC pick. Started 11 games, and had an interception in four consecutive games after returning from an injury. 2012: Was a first-team All-WAC pick. Played in all 13 games and made eight starts. 2011: Played in 10 games and made two starts. 2010: Played in all 13 games and made nine starts. High school: Helped team win 2009 CIF Division 3 state title. Also played basketball, and was a sprinter and jump on track and field team.

Analysis

Strengths

Good size. Excellent ball skills -- plays the ball in the air like a receiver. Competes in the air, can highpoint the ball and snag INTs with his hands. Quick to read run and pass. Has special-teams experience, including as a gunner and jammer. Good football intelligence. Demonstrated secondary versatility -- has played corner, safety and nickel back.

Weaknesses

Underdeveloped in the weight room. Lacks elite top-end speed. Struggled matching with the vertical speed of Stanford WR Ty Montgomery and much of production has come against lesser competition. Can shore up his tackling.

Bottom Line

Smooth, productive nickel corner more proficent vs. the pass than run. Benwikere's game lacks physicality, yet his zone cover skills could allow him to carve a role in the slot and on special teams. Needs to be challenged to maximize his potential and would benefit from a demanding positional coach.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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