Even though Stetson Bennett IV may have led the Georgia Bulldogs to back-to-back College Football Playoff titles, he was not widely considered one of the top overall players in the 2023 NFL Draft. But that doesn’t mean some SEC coaches don’t see him having a successful feature in the league.
This week, Adam Rittenberg of ESPN spoke to several anonymous SEC coaches and they had a variety of assessments of Stetson Bennett.
“Stetson will be a good backup,” an SEC defensive coordinator said according to Rittenberg. “He’s going to be like Chase Daniel, just a journeyman, make a career of it in the NFL, or [former Rams backup] John Wolford.”
Another coach had a similar assessment, calling Bennet a “winner” while acknowledging his physical limitations.
“It’s the same thing with Brock Purdy a year ago. Stetson Bennett is a winner. I know measurables-wise, it doesn’t work,” the SEC coach said.
Another coach had a very optimistic analysis of Bennett.
“I studied some defenses against Georgia and Stetson Bennett is dismissed as a game manager, but almost all the film shows him as the catalyst.”
It will certainly be interesting to see how he is able to develop at the next level and whether or not he is able to find success in the league.