Benny LeMay

Charlotte
RB18

Prospect Info

College
Charlotte
Hometown
Class
Matthews, NC
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 8"
221 lbs
29 7/8”
Hands
9”

Prospect Grade

5.62
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.75
Seconds
 
Bench Press
24
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
28.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
112.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
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Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 

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Benny's brother, Uriah, was a receiver at Georgia before transferring to Charlotte, where he played from 2014-2017. The younger brother signed on in 2016 after a solid career at Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina. As a true freshman, LeMay played in nine games for the 49ers, starting once (34-175-5.1 rushing; 5-28-5.6 receiving). He earned more carries in 2017, starting eight of 11 games played (137-732-5.3, two TDs rushing; 9-88-9.8, two TDs receiving). LeMay was a team captain as a junior, leading the team in rushing (232-1,243-5.4, 11 TDs; 21-282-13.4 receiving) and garnering second-team All-Conference USA honors. He was a first-team all-conference pick his senior year as the 49ers' leading rusher (193-1,082-5.6, nine TDs rushing; 19-242-12.7, four TDs receiving in 11 starts).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Overview
Short but stout with a frame and demeanor to handle the physicality of the position. LeMay has a tendency to get bogged down when a clear point of entry isn't right in front of him, but as a runner, he possesses the acceleration, contact balance and toughness teams desire. He looks like a back who would be more comfortable with more clearly defined running lanes. He will need work in pass protection, but his talent as a receiver adds value to his draft profile on Day 3.
Strengths
  • Compact, strong and tough
  • Contact balance works in his favor
  • Can be a handful to bring down upon initial contact
  • Instant burst to accelerate and access the corner
  • Stiff-arm will pop and separate from angle tackles
  • Vision to discern interior traffic and trouble
  • Excellent suddenness out of breaks as route-runner
  • Possesses soft hands and nice ball-tracking skills
Weaknesses
  • Has a tendency to dance too often between the tackles
  • Needs to run with better decisiveness and tempo as a pro
  • Inconsistent working off of blocking scheme
  • Has power but doesn't necessarily impose his will as often as he could
  • Falls victim to big hits by defenders
  • Willing in pass pro, but technique and hand usage need work
GRADE
8.0
The perfect prospect
7.3-7.5
Perennial All-Pro
7.0-7.1
Pro Bowl talent
6.7-6.8
Year 1 quality starter
6.5
Boom or bust prospect
6.3-6.4
Will be starter within first two seasons
6.1-6.2
Good backup who could become starter
6.0
Developmental traits-based prospect
5.8-5.9
Backup/special-teamer
5.5-5.6
Chance to make end of roster or practice squad
5.4
Priority free agent
5.0-5.1
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league