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Mike Bennett | 93

DT | Ohio State | Atlanta Falcons
Ht: 6020 / 6' 02" | Wt: 293 | Upd: 07/26/2019


Birth Date: 02/24/1993
Age: 26
Original Team: JAX
NFL Entry: 15 06 180
NFL Exp: 4
Depth Chart Key: IR
Player Status: Injured Reserve
Team History: JAX ATL

Player History

09/16 JAX IR
09/17 JAX IR 3
09/18 JAX waived
10/18 ATL FA
10/18 ATL waived
01/19 ATL FA for 19
07/19 ATL IR

Ourlads' Profile:

2015 Guide: Ohio State, 6020, 293, 4.95. Fourth year senior with almost 30 career starts from Centerville, OH. Son of parents who both went to West Point and served in the military. Team leader. Bennett is a one-gap penetrator who may be restricted to certain schemes. His initial quickness and ability to break the pocket will be sought after by most 4-3 defenses in the league, most notably the Tampa-2. Lacks the staying power against the run and will need to get stronger before he is an every down player. Good role player type who can excel against the pass. Explosive north/south mover who can fire out of his stance and shoot the gaps. Consistently beats blockers to a point. Plays with a low center of gravity, making him a tough target for blockers to lock onto. Quick and powerful hands. Refined rush moves. Has a tenacious, almost wild get off when shooting the gaps as a pass rusher. Lacks ideal size and length. May need more weight on his frame. Struggles to anchor his position as a stay at home defender. Too easily moved by the blocker when he is locked onto. Doesn’t occupy space and multiple blockers at the same, time. Shows a lack of speed and effort once the action is outside the tackles. 2014 stats: 40 T, 14 TFL, 7 sacks, 3 QBH, 3 FF. Medical exclusion at Combine, right groin. Third/ fourth round. (A-33 5/8, H-10 1/4, BP-DNP, 10-DNP).