Arrelious Benn Scouting Report
|School:||Illinois Fighting Illini|
|Height & Weight:||6'2 - 220 lbs.|
2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois
Arrelious has made a wise move in declaring for the 2010 NFL draft. Benn has great size for the position, and also possesses elite speed compared to many of this year's other receiving prospects. Benn has been a starter since the beginning of his freshman year in Champaign. During that time, he has found a wide variety of ways to contribute for the Illini. During his three year career at Illinois, Benn has amassed 2221 yards receiving on 159 catches for an average of 13.9 yards per catch. He has caught 7 touchdown passes and also run for three scores. Benn doesn't just display his playmaking skills on offense, he is also a valuable contributor to Illinois' special teams. He has returned 42318 kickoffs in his career for an average of 23.7 yards, and returned one for a touchdown his freshman year. Benn had a disappointing 2009, due mostly to frequent double teams by opposing secondaries and underwhelming quarterback play. Benn has all the physical tools to be an All-Pro wide receiver in the NFL, but will have to work on sharpening his route running if he wants to succeed on the next level. If Benn shows improvement in his route running during the combine and workouts he could sneak into the first round, but likely will be drafted early in round two. Arrelious Benn has helped himself tremendously with his workouts this offseason. He started by running a 4.48 second 40 yard dash at the combine, where he also caught the ball better than expected during drills. He followed that up by running a 4.40 second 40 yard dash at his Pro Day in March. Benn is still likely a second rounder, but could be considered late in the first by teams like the Bengals or Jets.
Last Updated 2010-03-23T01:13-06:00 by Randall Weida