On Sunday morning, Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett was arrested for public intoxication. The 25-year-old quarterback, expected to be a Day 2 or 3 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, may have seen his stock drop further, according to some experts.
Bennett was supposed to be in Dallas working out for the draft when his arrest took place. He had already announced last week he won’t participate in the Senior Bowl. After this arrest, he may have pushed himself further down the draft board.
Former Dallas Cowboys scout Glenn Smith said the Georgia quarterback already had a couple of strikes against him. Now, this might tip the scales in the wrong direction.
“He’s a 5’10” guy so you’re gonna have NFL scouts start knocking him, he’s not tall enough, and now he’s out in Dallas drinking till the world looks flat,” Smith said via 11Alive News.
Jarvis Davis, an executive producer of the show Locked on Sports Atlanta, also says this is not a good look for the Georgia quarterback.
“I think he lost out on an opportunity to prove himself again,” Davis said.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution sports reporter Gabriel Burns also agrees that this will hurt Bennett’s draft chances.
“He’s a day-three guy, he needs to do everything he can to even marginally improve his stock, and [the arrest] was a hit,” Burns said.
There were already questions about whether or not Stetson Bennett would even be drafted at all. Despite winning two national championships and being a Heisman finalist, a lot of people questioned his abilities and this incident in Dallas didn’t help.