The NFL Draft is less than three months away.
Many teams around the league are looking for their newest franchise players to make a big impact on their 2023 season, either on the defensive or offensive side of the ball.
One of the most intriguing prospects in some time, Stetson Bennett, could be set to see his draft stock fall dramatically.
Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy said that Stetson Bennett is “obviously” not in a great place as of right now.
Nagy said Bennett could’ve “really” helped himself by participating in the Senior Bowl.
Bennett declined his invite last week and was arrested days later 😬 pic.twitter.com/OGS5UhrPqS
— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) January 31, 2023
Bennett found great success in the past two seasons at the University of Georgia, leading the Bulldogs to back-to-back National Championships.
However, this past weekend, a viral video was posted, showing Bennett running from police, and eventually landing himself in jail.
The number one priority for Bennett is getting help for whatever it is that he is going through.
The NFL fan in us, however, is also wondering how this will affect his future in the league.
Before Bennett’s time in jail, he opted out of the Senior Bowl, a game that can help a player’s future draft stock in the NFL.
Had Bennett gone to the Senior Bowl, he might still have first-round pick aspirations.
Now, his career hangs in the balance.
He is 25 years old and is one of the oldest college football players in recent memory.
He is not a young, spry 21-year-old, who teams could see as a star player in need of serious character development.
If that were the case, it would make sense for some teams to take a chance on him.
His off-field issues will likely scare many prospective suitors away, potentially letting Bennett fall in the draft, maybe even leaving him undrafted.NEXT: Derek Carr Had The Best Reaction To Late Pro Bowl Nod