Stetson Bennett 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Accounted for 3,700 passing yards, 500 rushing yards, and 40 TD during senior year
- Walk-on at Georgia
- Scheme tendencies: Power/gap concepts with play-action sets
- 2022 projected role: Starting QB
Pros: The reigning National Championship offensive MVP plays with heart, toughness, and grit. Stetson Bennett is a true gamer that gets the job done. He earned the trust of head coach Kirby Smart with his reliability. Despite being recruited as a pro-style QB, Bennett shows adequate mobility to scramble for positive yardage. Georgia will run read-option with him to take advantage of his quickness and the defensive ends crashing. Operates the offense with efficiency and effectiveness. Bennett can be best described as a “safe” quarterback. He rarely puts the ball in harm’s way. He prefers advantageous windows to maximize his attempts.
Cons: Although Stetson Bennett has gotten the job done for the Bulldogs, he caps this offense’s potential. His physical profile does not provide much optimism. He is undersized with a slender build. He lacks dynamism or the frame to handle carries. He lacks a quality NFL arm. His ball placement further down the field diminishes. Especially versus tighter-man coverage. His targets must be open for him to attempt to push the ball downfield. Due to his safe, check-down nature, he does not maximize the talent at the wide receiver position. He’s too reliant on his tight ends in the passing game. Bennett benefited from having an elite defense and strong run game. He epitomizes the phrase “win with, not because of.” Bennett will stare down one read, leading to him holding the ball for prolonged times. This can create pressure and leaks from pass protection.
Stetson Bennett NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson