Biography: Two-year starter who totaled 85/5.5/2 as a senior, when he also intercepted one pass. Junior totals included a career-best 100 a tackles.
Positives: Smart, fierce linebacker prospect with poor size/speed numbers. Intelligent, diagnoses the action as it unfolds, and is very instinctive. Disciplined, stays with assignments and works hard to get involved in the action. Breaks down well and uses his hands to protect himself.
Negatives: Easily controlled by opposing fullbacks or knocked from his angle of attack by the first block. Slow to moving through the trash. Average change of direction.
Analysis: Benoist is a competitive player with a good understanding of the game. He lacks the dimensions to be anything other than a backup yet does offer a special teams mentality.
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