2018 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about KURT BENKERT: Virginia, 6025 218 4.97. One-year starter from Cape Coral, FL. Graduate transfer from East Carolina where he spent two years and won a starting job but tore his ACL in 2014. He lost the job and transferred to Virginia where he started 23 games and broke his fair share of school records. First player in UVA history to throw for at least 3000 yards in a season. Benkert looks like an NFL quarterback with his efficient footwork, strong release, and ability to work a pro style offense. His game gets very inconsistent when the throws get difficult and the schemes get more complex. He will need to adjust his reading and decision making if he wants to be anything more than a backup. Solid blend of strength and quickness. Reaches his drop backs in a hurry and gets the ball out fast. Smooth, consistent release on short and intermediate passes. Competitive athlete that will make plays on the run. Keeps his eyes downfield and is always a passer. Has the ability to pick up big gains with his legs. Very assertive and confident with his reads. Smart and intelligent. Deep accuracy is a concern. Puts too much loft and touch on the ball, making it a tough play for his receiver. Doesn’t value protecting the ball enough. Too often makes the risky throw in situations that don’t warrant it. Needs to react to blitzes off the edge better. 2017 stats: 298/509, 3207 yds, 58.5%, 25 TD, 9 INT, -63 yds rushing, 0 TD, 124.2 QB rating. Ball velocity 56 mph. OSR:13/18. Fifth/sixth round. (A-31, H-9 1/2, SS-4.33, VJ-31).