RB Eno Benjamin, Arizona State
The 5’10”, 210 pound running back played his high school ball at Wylie East High School. As a 4 star recruit with many offers to chose from, he elected to take his talents to Tempe, Arizona. Benjamin started his final two seasons at Arizona State logging over 2,700 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns along with 77 receptions for 600 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns.
Benjamin was able to do so much in so little time at Arizona State, and also with so little as his supporting cast is middle of the road for the PAC-12. While he has played with some good receivers in N’Keal Harry and Brandon Aiyuk, Benjamin was dealt a bad offensive line his junior season. This showed on the stat line, as he averaged 4.3 yards per carry, and on the tape.
However, for how often the offensive line got beat, Benjamin himself didn’t possess the decisiveness to hit the holes they created. Benjamin at times lacked to discipline and vision to find holes and exploit them. He has speed and is extremely agile, but that all goes to waste if he can’t find the hole in the line.
That said, his athleticism is why he could be more effective when getting the ball to him in open space. His agility makes a LOT defenders miss, his contact balance helps him pick up those extra necessary yards, his hands are so natural and soft, and his speed is adequate for an every down back. If a creative coach drafts Benjamin, he could be an interesting chess piece for the offense. Expect Benjamin to go on Day 3.