Keeanu Benton: Defensive Tackle, Wisconsin Badgers: NFL Draft Scouting Profile and Projected Draft Position
Position: Defensive Tackle
Current Year: Senior
Height/Weight: 6’4″, 315 pounds
Keeanu Benton Wisconsin Stats
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Benton is a former three-star recruit from Janesville, Wisconsin. He has been invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, where he will look to impress NFL scouts.
Keeanu Benton Scouting Report
Per The Draft Network, Benton has the following strengths and weakness:
- “Incredible raw power”
- Run-stuffing value
- Quick hand counters
- Limited pass rush value
- Not an explosive athlete
- Is not versatile in where he can align on a defensive line
Keeanu Benton in Mock Drafts
NFL Mock Drafts Data Base has Benton profiled as a seventh round draft pick. However, the mock drafts that are part of their data base have him taken much earlier in some cases. These mock drafts were done by sites that cover various NFL Teams. Below is a list of these entities, their teams, and where they have Benton being taken in the NFL Draft
- Dog Pound Daily– Browns: Fourth Round
- Browns Wire– Browns: Fourth Round
- Steelers Depot– Steelers: Fourth Round
- The Falcoholic– Falcons: Third Round
- Buffalow Down– Bills: Fifth Round
- The Landry Hat- Cowboys: Fourth Round
- Bear Goggles On– Bears: Fourth Round
- Arrowhead Addict– Chiefs: Third Round
Would Keeanu Benton Fit on the Packers?
The defensive line play of the Green Bay Packers has been inconsistent this season. However, 2022 first round pick Devonte Wyatt has been playing more as of late and the production of the line as a whole has improved. However, beyond Wyatt and Kenny Clark, the Packers do not have much quality depth at the position. In that sense, Benton would make sense for the Packers.
That being said, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst is known for coveting athletic players, regardless of their position. In this sense, Benton’s lack of athleticism makes him a player the Packers will probably avoid.