Over the next few days, we will look at the four Sun Devils who look to hear their names called in a unique way. With COVID-19 shutting down the sports world, the NFL Draft is a relief for sports fans.
After star wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk hears his name called in either the first or second round, Sun Devil fans might have to wait until day three of the draft to hear the next name coming off the board.
Name: Eno Benjamin
Position: Running back
Size: 5’ 9” 207 pounds
Experts say: Late Day 2 or Day 3
What we know: Benjamin was able to showcase his skills by rushing for 2,867 yards and 27 touchdowns in his Sun Devil career. He was also a reliable pass catcher for Manny Wilkins and Jayden Daniels, racking up 625 yards and four touchdowns on 82 receptions.
Benjamin was a fan favorite during his time as a Sun Devil, most notably for being the most hated man in Tucson. Benjamin thrived in the Territorial Cup, never losing and rushing for 248 yards and five touchdowns in the two games he played.
Benjamin took part in the NFL Combine in February and posted a 4.57 40-yard dash, ranking him roughly mid table for running backs. Lance Zierlein, an NFL Analyst, compares Benjamin to Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary.
Singletary started the season as a backup to Frank Gore but saw his production increase as he helped get the Bills back into the playoffs. Zierlein rates Benjamin a 6.12, meaning the former Sun Devil can be a great backup and a possible starter in the NFL.
With no official Pro Days occurring due to COVID-19, Benjamin will have to rely on his game tape and NFL Combine numbers to have a team draft him.
Prediction: Having really strong numbers at ASU and partaking in the NFL Combine, Benjamin should hear his name called early on day 3 of the NFL Draft.