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After senior quarterback Stetson Bennett led the Georgia Bulldogs to a second straight national championship on Monday night, he received a glowing endorsement from head coach Kirby Smart, who thinks he’s proven he’s enough. good for playing in the NFL.
“People have overslept on Stetson Bennett. He deserves an opportunity to play at the next level,” Smart said. told reporters after the game.
Bennett put on one of the best performances of his six-year college career in Monday’s 65-7 victory over TCU, tying a national title game record with six total touchdowns (four passing, two par the race). He was named Offensive MVP for the second year in a row for his outstanding performance and will go down as one of the best quarterbacks in program history.
A former walk-on, Bennett is not a typical NFL draft prospect. However, he has proven that he has the ability to compete at a high level and could be worth watching by teams keen to give him time to develop.
“He’s an NFL guy,” an NFL scout recently said Sports Illustratedit is Pat Forde. “He’s a substitute. He’ll be drafted. Obviously very instinctive, a good athlete who runs well, has enough arms. The guy makes impressive throws and has big balls. He absolutely gets caught, I say sixth round. “
When asked what he wishes NFL teams knew about him, Bennett responded“I don’t know. I’ve been here quite a long time for sure, so there’s a game streak. … Hard worker, pretty good at football. Clever.”
A team that takes a chance on Bennett will get a reliable caller who has a lot of experience delivering in big moments.