Bennett is an outstanding athlete with terrific measurables. He has the quick feet and hands to redirect players off the line of scrimmage and the recovery speed to stay with them deep. Additionally, he has stellar awareness and knocks down a lot of passes.
However, Bennett does have some drawbacks. He is a finesse player, lacking the physicality to fight through blocks or come up against the run. Also, he too often loses focus, allowing disciplined receivers to take advantage of him.
A raw player with tremendous upside, coming to San Diego may be the best possible scenario for Bennett. He could begin his career with minimal defensive responsibilities, allowing him time to be groomed by a pro coaching staff.
Once he is coached up, Bennett would provide terrific injury insurance. He would also give the Chargers some options for next offseason, when Florence is scheduled for unrestricted free agency.
Bennett is similar in many ways to Cromartie, whose workout numbers outshined his on-field statistics. Given how A.J. Smith fell for Cromartie in last year's draft, it is reasonable to expect he may do the same with Bennett this time around, especially if he falls to the bottom of round three.
Bennett also met with the New York Giants on April 17th.