BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a special teams player last season and as a safety after his junior campaign. Defensive numbers last season included 78/1/2 when he also averaged 13 yards on 41 punt returns. Junior-year totals included 49/2/6 with a 12.7-yard average on 24 punt returns.
POSITIVES: Instinctive zone safety with value as a punt returner. Displays good awareness, quickly diagnoses the action, and plays with a large degree of suddenness. Possesses a burst of closing speed, quick up the field defending the run, and wraps up when tackling. Displays vision returning punts and positively affects the game.
NEGATIVES: Slow transitioning to stay with opponents out of their breaks and struggles making plays with his back to the ball. Lacks long speed in coverage.
ANALYSIS: Bonner is a hard-working prospect who does all that he can to make positive plays on the field. He offers potential as a nickel or dime back in a zone system, yet he must earn his paycheck at the next level on special teams.