Jakorian Bennett
Jakorian Bennett  CB  Maryland | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jakorian Bennett
Height
5-11
Weight
193
College
Maryland
Position
CB
Class
Senior
Home town
Mobile, AL
71.0/100
Player Rating
74
PositionRank (DB)
4.43
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
2
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
10
Tackles
39
Sol tackles
26

Jakorian Bennett CB Maryland | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jakorian Bennett CB Maryland
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.43 seconds (75%*)
Overall Rank: #357 Position Rank: #74 (DB)
Height: 5-11 (40%*)
Weight: 193 (51%*)
Weight: 193 (51%*)
Hands: 9 (37%*)
Arm: 31 3/8 (48%*)
Arm: 31 3/8 (48%*)
Span: 76 5/8 (59%*)
Span: 76 5/8 (59%*)
Date of Birth: 08/23/2000 Age: 22.5
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.43 seconds (75%*)
Overall Rank: #357 Position Rank: #74 (DB)
Height: 5-11 (40%*) Weight: 193 (51%*)
Hands: 9 (37%*) Arm: 31 3/8 (48%*)
Span: 76 5/8 (59%*)
Age: 22.5 DOB: 08/23/2000
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 71.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 64.3
Tackling:
57%
Run Defense:
66%
Coverage:
68%
Zone:
68%
Man/Press:
67%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #74
College Games: 27 College Snaps: 1628
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 77/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 86 Stars 247 RATING: 86/100
Draft Profile: Bio
Jakorian Bennett attended McGill Toolen High School and was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.860, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Bennett opted to join Maryland.

In 2020 as a freshman Bennett saw action in 4 games and played a total of 225 snaps at cornerback for the Terrapins. He recorded just 6 tackles, one assist, while adding one stop. In coverage Bennett notched up 2 pass breakups, no interceptions, and a decent QB rating when targetted of 82.8.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 12 games and logged 740 snaps for the Terrapins. He made 22 tackles, 3 assists, and had 10 stops. In coverage he totaled 8 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and a decent QB rating when targetted of 75.0.

In 2022 as a junior Bennett played in 11 games and contributed on 663 snaps. He chalked up 34 tackles, 8 assists, and added 12 stops. In the secondary Bennett forced 7 pass breakups, one interception, and gave up an impressive QB rating when targetted of 57.5.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Flashes some physicality as a hitter.
  • Made Bruce Feldman's Freak's List - ranked #60. He wrote, "The 5-11, 195-pound Bennett goes against elite receivers every day at practice, and that competitiveness carries over to training, where he and Rakim Jarrett go back and forth over who can jump the highest and run the fastest. Bennett is proud to say he’s got his buddy with a 42-inch vertical. He claims to be the fastest on the team with a 22.9 mph on the GPS, although Jarrett said he matched that in late July."
  • Bennett tracks the ball well and does a nice job of getting his head around in plenty of time to avoid flags.
  • Explodes out of his backpedal and has the hands and coordination to force interceptions.
  • Should excel as a zone defender because of his closing speed to wrap receivers after the catch.
  • Has quick feet and excellent change-of-direction ability, capable of mirroring quickness underneath.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Has tense ankles and hips with choppy footwork when attempting to redirect and doesn't always look natural changing directions.
  • Feet aren’t ideal, as Bennett gets sloppy in his backpedal and can be sluggish when transitioning to close on the ball.
  • Feet aren’t ideal, as he gets sloppy in his backpedal and can be sluggish when transitioning to close on the ball.
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.

Jakorian Bennett percentiles vs other Cornerback's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Jakorian Bennett (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
184.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
54.0