Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin declared for the 2020 NFL draft earlier this week. Benjamin finished the season with 1,083 rushing yards and ten touchdowns. Also, Benjamin caught 42 passes for 347 yards and two touchdowns. Last season, Benjamin ran for 1,642 yards and 16 touchdowns, so it was a down season for him this year.
Arizona State RB Eno Benjamin is entering the NFL Draft and will not compete in the Sun Bowl vs Florida State. pic.twitter.com/nwVsUst5ZD
— Fifth Quarter (@FifthQuarterInc) December 11, 2019
Benjamin is a one-cut and go type running back; he is 5-10 205 pounds, and he runs with power and a low center of gravity. The Arizona State running back has enough speed to run away from defenders as well. Benjamin is also an outstanding pass-catching back out of the backfield, he caught 82 passes in his career at Arizona State.
Benjamin must improve on his ball security, he fumbled five times in his last five games, and he will need to get better at pass protecting.
Benjamin could be an ideal third-down back with the potential to do more. He would fit great with a team that runs a zone-blocking scheme that would fit Benjamin’s style. Also, Benjamin could be a dangerous kick returner in the NFL, Benjamin only kicked returned in his freshman year, but i could see him being successful in the NFL with his speed and power. I think Benjamin will be a day two pick and will help any team he goes with his style of play. Once Benjamin gets blitz pick up down, he will be a perfect all-purpose back. He will need to hang on to the football.