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Casey Bender
Position: G
Class: 5Sr
Conference: Missouri Valley
HT: 6-5.5
WT: 292
40 Time: 5.12
Biography: Former tight end broke into the starting lineup as a junior.

Positives: Strong, small-area blocker with marginal upside. Anchors at the point, controls defenders once engaged in a block, and fights hard throughout the action. Stays square and seals opponents from plays with good body positioning and works well with teammates, keeps his head on a swivel, and blocks with a nasty attitude.

Negatives: Struggles battling explosive, quick opponents and he lacks overall blocking balance, footwork, and ability in space.

Analysis: Bender played well as a senior after struggling through an injury-plagued junior campaign. He needs time to physically mature and improve the details of his game, yet he has possibilities to develop on a practice squad.

Projection: FA
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