BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors the past two years.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized, athletic blocker flying under the radar. Quick off the snap, explosive at the point and moves well around the field. Fights throughout the action and effectively uses body positioning as well as blocking angles to seal defenders.
NEGATIVES: Does not finish blocks and must improve the strength of his base. Does not redirect well to linebackers on the second level.
ANALYSIS: A great specimen with size and growth potential, Bender is a terrific developmental prospect. Offers a lot of upside.