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Washington Redskins Draft Profiles: Michael Bennett, DT

Hogs Haven takes a look at NFL prospects heading into the 2015 draft

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Michael Bennett

Defensive Tackle

Height: 6' 2", Weight: 293 lbs

Ohio State

Strengths: Michael's speed off the snap is impressive. He stays low and his main objective is disruption. He has excellent balance and coordination. He fights through blocks with his strength. He has great vision and uses it to put himself in position to make a play. His footwork is good and plays with smooth hip movement. Michael can shift his body and shoot gaps quickly. He can change direction with relative ease for a big man! He has shown leadership at Ohio State.

Weaknesses: Although Michael is strong, he couldn't push people around at will in the Big 10, so don't look for him to do that at the next level. He will sometimes give up on a play if his initial move does not work. He doesn't show consistent intensity throughout the game. That could be conditioning or it could be work ethic. It's hard to say. He does not display efficiency of motion and wastes energy, especially as a three technique. He needs to increase his lower body strength.

Bottom Line: Michael Bennett has a lot of potential. He'll improve as his techniques and conditioning improve.

Projected Round: 2-3

Team He Fits Best On: Ravens, Bengals, Browns, Cowboys