Keeanu Benton
Keeanu Benton  NT  Wisconsin | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Keeanu Benton
Height
6-4
Weight
316
College
Wisconsin
Position
NT
Class
Senior
Home town
Janesville, WI
82.0/100
Player Rating
23
PositionRank (DL)
5.36
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
13
Sol tackles
8

Keeanu Benton NT Wisconsin | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Keeanu Benton NT Wisconsin
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #133 Position Rank: #23 (DL)
40 time: 5.36 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 316
Hands: 9 3/4 Arms: 34 Span: 83
Overall Rating: 82.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
54%
Pass Rush:
83%
Run Defense:
55%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th Position rank: #23
College Games: 37 College Snaps: 1006
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (76/100)
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (84/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Keeanu Benton from Craig High School was rated a 3 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Benton opted to join Wisconsin.

In 2019 as a freshman Benton saw action in 13 games and played on a total of 245 snaps for the Badgers. He recorded 10 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 8 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 14 total pressures, which included 8 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Badgers in 2020 Benton played in 7 games and took part on 173 snaps for the Badgers. He recorded 6 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 6 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 5 total pressures, and 3 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and no sacks during the year.

In 2021 as a junior Benton played in 13 games and contributed on 472 snaps. He recorded 17 tackles, 10 assists, while making 16 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 21 total pressures, which included 12 QB hurries, 7 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • Benton has pure power, which is emphasized by a good pad level. Benton can stand up at the point of attack and handle double teams, and Benton also has the ability to drive blockers back into the pocket with a bull rush.
  • Delivers a strong punch and uses his hands to shed blocks to make plays in the hole or outside the box. Uses lower-body strength to anchor inside.
  • Delivers a strong punch and uses his hands to shed blocks to make plays in the hole or outside the box. Uses lower-body strength to anchor inside.
  • Provides some secondary interior pass rush, getting most penetration when playing three technique.
  • He’s long but has a powerful lower body and plays with impressive leverage considering his tall frame.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Benton doesn’t have a lot of suddenness to his game, and Benton won’t wreck plays on a regular basis.
  • He’s squat and short, and he will have a tough time warding off blockers as a pass rusher.
  • Plays too high at times, and gets carried downfield or put to the ground by better lineman when losing the leverage battle.
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How other scouting services rate Keeanu Benton (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
79.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
19.0