PROS: Elite ability to string moves together and reman in control of his frame through aggressive cuts. Generally does well to work off blocks in space and set up tacklers. While he isn’t the most powerful back, Benjamin accelerates his fee through contact and competes for every inch. Generally absorbs contact well and it takes an honest effort to bring him down. Contact balance is excellent. Has been a prolific receiving threat with reliable hands. Has a second gear when the path is cleared. Rapid stop/start ability and he executes cuts well outside his frame. Skill set translates well to route running at the next level.
CONS: Pace isn’t consistent and needs to do a better job allowing blocks to take form. Other times he needs to be more willing to take what's available and he’s guilty of getting too cute. Tardy diagnosing skills in pass protection and he’s more of a cutter than face up blocker. Like his upside in the passing game but there is room for growth with his hands and running a more expansive route tree. Projection to zone runs is shaky due to inconsistent vision and decision making.
BEST TRAIT - Body Control
WORST TRAIT - Pace
RED FLAGS - None
NFL COMP - Paul Perkins
Eno Benjamin is a fun player to watch. He strings together dynamic moves with exceptional control of his frame. He’s highly competitive and while not being the most powerful runner, accelerates his feet through contact and grinds out tough yardage. His ability to wiggle and slip out of tackles is exciting and his projection to catching the football out of the backfield at the next level is favorable. I do have some concerns about his pace, vision and decision making that could get in the way of him claiming a feature role in the NFL like he has in high school and college. In addition, he has to make significant improvements in pass protection or that will limit his utilization in the NFL. Benjamin is likely a relief back that gets chances to catch the football and is used on gap runs.