De'jon Benton

  • Pos DL
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 270

Prospect Info

  • High School Pittsburg
  • City Pittsburg, CA
  • Exp 2024 - ...

New Mexico Lobos

  • Class
  • Age 23

As a Transfer

247Sports Transfer Rankings

84

As a Prospect

247Sports

85
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 10/05/2018

Greg Biggins
Greg Biggins National Recruiting Analyst

Projection

Power 4 Starter

Reminds Us Of

Tom Johnson Minnesota Vikings

A late bloomer who emerged in the last year as a Pac-12 recruit. Physical player with strong hands, shed blocks and can get up the field. Projects as three-tech or interior lineman but will need to add some size and bulk to excel in the trenches, which shouldn't be a problem. A naturally strong player who can manhandle opposing lineman at the HS level but will need to continue to gain quickness to make plays. Shows a nice get-off, plays with good pad level and short area quickness. Can beat his man right off the snap with a quick swim move and shows the raw power to push a guard or center directly into the quarterback. A high motor player who is just scratch the surface of his ability and could surprise at the next level. Projects as an impact upper tier Power 5 contributor and potential late-round NFL draft pick.

H.S. Athletic Background

Dejon Benton is a Defensive Tackle from Pittsburg, CA.

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