Bennett was one of the most sought after TE prospects in the country, and paid immediate dividends as a freshman. He earned freshman AA honors after hauling in 18 passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns. As a sophomore last season, he had 38 receptions for 497 yards and three touchdowns, earning All Big 12 honors. Bennett’s numbers improved again, as he finished the year with 45 catches for 541 yards and four touchdowns.
Bennett is a nightmare matchup because of his combination of physical skills. His combination of size and athleticism is fantastic. He has excellent height and has the quickness to get open and the body control to use his body to go up and get the football. He could be a major threat in the red zone in the NFL.
Bennett relies too much on his talent right now. He relies on his height and athleticism to get the football, and thinks he can overpower guys as a blocker because of his size. He will need to put in more work rounding off all his skills for the next level.
Bennett has the overall blend of talent to become a first round pick had he returned to school. With the deep class of tight ends and his lack of development, Bennett does not project quite as high this year. He still has the potential to be as good as any of them and that will cause someone to draft him in the first four rounds.