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.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5-6

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
C
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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