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Keeanu Benton

Wisconsin

Keeanu Benton

HT:

6035

WT:

309

YR:

SR

POS:

IDL

OVR RK

54

POS RK

CEILING POTENTIAL

5

High-End Starter Potential

OVR RK

PLAYSTYLE & SCHEME FIT

In terms of scheme fit at the NFL level, Benton would likely be best suited for a defense that runs a 3-4 or 4-3 base alignment, as he has experience playing both nose tackle and defensive end. He has the strength and size to be an effective run-stopper in a two-gap system, while also possessing enough athleticism to provide some pass rush from the interior.

SCOUTING REPORT

Benton is a former wrestler who understands how to use leverage to win at the point of attack, which is essential for a lengthy 6-4 315lb interior defender. His ability to control a blocker and hold his gap in the run game will be a tremendous asset in the NFL. Benton Projects as a 0/1 technique (NT) at the next level.

Primary scout:

Brandon Lundberg

KEY STRENGTHS

Raw Strength

Gap Filler

Fast Hands

KEY WEAKNESSES

Pass Rush

Versatility

Long Speed

PLAYER COMPARISONS

Haloti Ngata

Akiem Hicks

Perrion Winfrey

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