He is a wide receiver from Vanderbilt who is projected to be taken in the second round, and the Eagles are interested enough in him that, according to a league source, they have asked for a personal workout today.
Bennett, 6 feet and 209 pounds, was a three-time all-Southeastern Conference selection and decided to enter the draft after his junior season at Vanderbilt. He led the Commodores in receiving during each of his three seasons, including his freshman year, when Denver's Jay Cutler was his quarterback.
Bennett, who ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash at the scouting combine in Indianapolis, caught 75 passes for 830 yards and five touchdowns last season. His 236 career receptions are an SEC record.
So, a 6 ft WR around 200lbs that runs an okay 40? Yeah, that's a huge need on a team with Reggie Brown, Jason Avant, & Kevin Curtis. Although, Bennett does have experience returning both kicks and punts. Here's some scouting reports on Bennett...
If Bennett ran a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash, he'd probably be the top receiver on the board. The problem is, he runs a 4.52 and scouts have taken notice of that. NFL scouts love pure burners and Bennett will never be that kind of receiver. The other concern about Bennett is that he's operated for the most part out of the slot -- which is virtually unheard of for a No. 1 receiver. That may have been to compensate for his lack of speed. While Bennett may never be a No. 1 receiver in the NFL, there is no reason to believe he won't at least be a solid possession receiver for several years. But that will likely drop his draft stock to the middle rounds.
The consensus seems to be that he's a very solid slot WR with great hands and runs great routes. Is that a need on this team? Are we in need of a good slot WR? Considering we have about 3 or 4 guys who could be decent slot WRs already, I would think not.
Most mock drafts have Bennett going somewhere in the middle of the second or top of the 3rd round.