Stetson Bennett Rookie Profile King Fantasy Sports

Stetson Bennett - QB - Georgia

Welcome to the rookie profile for Stetson Bennett. Bennett finished his college career with two national championships, making him among the most accomplished college QBs. In his time in college, he has been forced to overcome setbacks, managing to do it each time effectively. He has the ability to make plays, but his NFL impact is likely to be limited to off the field as a good backup instead of a starter.

Measurables

Height: 5′ 11″

Age:25

Weight: 192 lbs

40-yard dash: 4.67s

3-cone drill: DNP

20-yard shuttle: 4.2s

Vertical Jump: 33.5″

Broad Jump: 9-10

Bench Press: DNP

College Stats

Passing Table
Passing
YearSchoolConfClassPosGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRate
*2019GeorgiaSECSOQB4202774.12609.69.421172.0
*2020GeorgiaSECJRQB88615555.511797.66.986128.7
*2021GeorgiaSECSRQB1418528764.5286210.010.9297176.7
*2022GeorgiaSECSRQB1531045568.141289.19.6277160.8
CareerGeorgia60192465.084299.19.56621160.7
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/18/2023.

Notable Headlines

Bennett had a decent high school career, with consecutive state playoff campaigns. However, he was only rated as a 2-start recruit which limited his options. Despite that, he managed to join Georgia. After Justin Fields also chose to play in Georgia, Bennett transferred to Jones County College.

After a season, he chose to return, with Fields leaving, creating a gap for Bennett to play backup to Jake Fromm. He was forced to wait until 2020 before he was given his opportunity- when D’wan Mathis was struggling and benched. His 8 games were ok, and he managed to perform, but didn’t keep the starting job in 2021- that was given to transfer JT Daniels. That didn’t last too long, with Daniels getting injured after just one game. This time, Bennett took the reigns of the offense, leading them to a national championship. After that season, he opted to return to college for another successful season.

Scouting Report

Positives

Bennett has reasonable arm strength to make most throws he needs to, and he sees the field really well. With his speed of decision and execution, he is great when he manages to find a rhythm in the game. Bennett has a quick release, and is most comfortable throwing from the pocket. Happy to stand and look downfield before getting his feet positioned and the ball out.

If the play breaks down, Bennett has shown that he is happy to move the ball on the ground, with decent vision and deceptive speed that is often overlooked. An intangible to consider is his leadership, as he has been positively considered by his teammates.

Negatives

Bennett can struggle if he doesn’t get into the rhythm of the game, as he then looks to force plays. If that happens, one of the first things to happen is he holds the ball too long, and is forced to throw, where his footwork suffers. His arm strength is ok, but if he isn’t able to get his feet set it really suffers- especially on deep throws. With the other question marks around him, his size is a concern, as he could struggle to see the field in the same way, given his size.

Pre Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital- Later Rounds (Round 6/ 7)

Landing Spots

For Bennett to thrive requires there to be the right pieces around him. In an ideal world, it would be behind a good offensive line with an effective running game to take the pressure off his arm talent, and allow him to run play-action effectively. He is an average athlete at the NFL level, but a great leader. Currently, he looks like he is set for a career as a solid backup, as a later-round selection in the draft.

Post Draft Analysis

Los Angeles Rams – Round 4, Pick 26

Landing Spot

The Rams making this selection, for me, is great. The injury to Matthew Stafford forced them to put a few different players into their QB position, and the offense overall struggled. Bennett has shown he has great leadership and can really benefit from having Sean McVay in his ear calling plays.

Fantasy Impact

Bennett could be a sneaky add if Stafford were forced to miss more time through injury. This offense can operate with a majority of QB types, and Bennett should be able to step in when required. In Superflex leagues he is an interesting add- especially with Stafford’s contract and age.

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