Chico Bennett Jr.
Chico Bennett Jr.  DE  Virginia | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Chico Bennett Jr.
Height
6-4
Weight
252
College
Virginia
Position
DE/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Ashburn, VA
63.0/100
Player Rating
61
PositionRank (DL)
4.69
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
34
Sol tackles
15

Chico Bennett Jr. DE/EDGE Virginia | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Chico Bennett Jr. DE/EDGE Virginia
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: EDGE RUSHER
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.69 seconds (81%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (54%*) Weight: 252 (14%*)
Forty: 4.69 (O) (81%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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SUB-POSITION: EDGE RUSHER
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.69 seconds (81%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (54%*) Weight: 252 (14%*)
Forty: 4.69 (O) (81%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 63.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
79%
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Tackling:
60%
Pass Rush:
59%
Run Defense:
53%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #346 Position rank: #61
College Games: 37 College Snaps: 1470
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 76/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 86 Stars 247 RATING: 86/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.5 (90%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Shane Simmons - Marshall
94%
Jordan Davis - Mississippi State
91%
Durrell Johnson - Liberty
79%
Draft Profile: Bio
Chico Bennett Jr. from Battle Ground Academy High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Bennett Jr. joined Georgia Tech.

In 2019 as a freshman Bennett Jr. saw action in 7 games and played a total of 138 snaps for the Yellow Jackets. He recorded 13 tackles, one assist, while adding 10 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 3 total pressures, which included 2 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack on the season.

As a sophomore for the Yellow Jackets in 2020 Bennett Jr. played in 9 games and took part in 274 snaps for the Yellow Jackets. He recorded 15 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 6 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 9 total pressures, and 7 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and no sacks during the year.

After season's end Bennett Jr. transferred to Virginia where as a junior for the Cavaliers in 2022 Bennett Jr. played in 10 games and played 502 snaps for the Cavaliers. He recorded 25 tackles, 5 assists while making 27 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 34 total pressures, which included 25 QB hurries, one QB hit, and an impressive 8 sacks on the year.

In 2023 as a senior Bennett Jr. logged playing time in 11 games and logged a total of 556 snaps for the Cavaliers. He also added 23 tackles, 9 assists, and 18 stops. While in coverage Bennett Jr. made no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 70.1. As a pass rusher, he tallied 28 total pressures, which included 27 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • His spin move is already NFL-caliber, and Bennett displays a very good motor.
  • Bennett has a lethal spin move and the pure speed to close quickly.
  • He’s quick to react and locate the ball, and he shows enough speed to succeed in backside pursuit. He plays with excellent balance and a strong, flexible core, rarely ending up on the ground.
  • He’s very instinctive when it comes to countering and solid with overall hand usage.
  • Looks the part. Possesses a long, athletic build with room for additional muscle mass. Flashes a burst off the snap, good enough to cross the face of collegiate tackles and put him in position to make big plays behind the line of scrimmage.
  • Bennett shows good quickness off the line of scrimmage and flashes the violent hands to win around the edge.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Rarely the first player off the snap, even when lined up over the ball, but his length, effort and short-area quickness still pressures double teams and helps penetrate gaps.
  • Stands up well against the run but is very pursuit-conscious and will take unneeded wide angles.
  • He’s a little more finesse than power at this point and will have to prove he’s up to the physicality of the NFL.

How other scouting services rate Chico Bennett Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
572.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
97.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.