Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior with totals of 71 tackles/3 interceptions/6 pass breakups. Junior numbers included 58/3/5.
Positives: Talented cover corner who is flying up draft boards. Fluid transitioning off the line of scrimmage, displays an explosive burst of speed and shows a nice move to the ball. Reads the quarterback?s eyes then quickly plants and drives to the pass. Possesses good hands for the interception. Fights to get off blocks to make his way up the field defending the run or screens passes. Displays terrific overall quickness.
Negatives: Loses out in battles. Not a strong tackler. Engulfed by blocks. Prefers to side shuffle down the field and must be more consistent with his backpedal.
Analysis: Bentley displayed a lot of improvement last season and moves toward the draft as one of the higher-rated senior cornerbacks on the board. He must improve the details of his game but has the ability to eventually develop into a starter for system that uses him backed off the line of scrimmage or in zone coverage.
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