Data Scout Notes: 2013: 1stC...(+) Coming off 09-27-13 Concussion...P1stM/PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik...2012: 1stC...2011: NA
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Draft Scout Bene Benwikere News
05/12/14 - A closer look at the Panthers' picks: Round 5/148 - Bene' Benwikere, CB, 5-11, 195, San Jose State...The Panthers are hoping Godfrey, who's coming off a torn Achilles, can compete with Benwikere for the No. 1 nickel back role. Carolina liked Benwikere so much, they gave up their seventh-round pick and switched fifth-round selections with Minnesota to move up 20 spots. - The Sports Xchange
12/18/13 - 2013 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): DB Bené Benwikere, Sr., San Jose State,...Benwikere also received first-team all-conference honors for the second year in a row. One of four players sharing the school record of 14 career interceptions, Benwikere ranks among the conference and national leaders with his five interceptions (15th tied) and 16 passes defended (7th tied). - San Jose State football
12/03/13 - 2014 NFL DRAFT, WEEK 14 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HURT THEMSELVES: CB Bene Benwikere, San Jose State...The senior cornerback doesn't have much help around him, but he was part of a secondary that gave up 519 passing yards to Derek Carr on Friday. And although the Spartans got the last laugh with the victory, it wasn't a particularly strong performance by Benwikere, who finished the game with five tackles. At 5-11 and 192 pounds, he has average size for the position and is an aggressive run defender, but his tackling technique leaves a lot to be desired.
Benwikere comes downhill like a missile, but often he just throws his shoulder while his head and eyes are staring at the ground, sliding off his targets and sometimes missing altogether. His lack of ideal speed was also evident on several occasions against the Bulldogs, allowing receivers to gain a step and struggling to recover. Benwikere is a tough, heady player, but his shortcomings are an issue that scouts will struggle with in their NFL evaluation of him. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
10/01/13 - San Jose State got a big scare when star cornerback Bene Benwikere had to be carted off the field during its 40-12 loss to Utah State on Friday night. Benwikere's helmet flew off and he lay motionless on the ground after a collision with teammate Christian Tago. He waved weakly at the crowd as he left the field and spent the night in a hospital as a precautionary measure with what was ruled a concussion but was released on Saturday. "Hello everyone!!!," Benwikere tweeted Saturday. "Thank you for all the get well wishes, texts and most importantly prayers. Much appreciated." - The Sports Xchange
09/28/13 - San Jose State senior cornerback Bene Benwikere was injured making a tackle on D.J. Tialavea midway through the third quarter in Utah State's 40-12 victory over San Jose State on Friday night. Benwikere arrived at the same time as Spartans linebacker Christian Tago, who apparently struck his teammate in the head or neck while also trying to tackle the 6-foot-4, 260-pound tight end.
Benwikere's helmet flew off and he lay motionless for several minutes while medical staff attended to him. He was secured to a stretcher, a brace placed on his neck and taken off the field on a cart. He weakly waved as he was leaving the field. Benwikere entered the game ranked third nationally in passes defended. - AP Sports