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NFL Insiders Give Hot Takes on Georgia Bulldogs QB Stetson Bennett

April 23, 2023

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ATHENS - NFL executives and coaches have some big takes on former Georgia Bulldogs QB Stetson Bennett

Bennett, who is getting ready for the NFL Draft later this week, was the subject of some firm statements on from coaches and executives in the league. One executive was to the point about the former Dawg: 

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"He's done some dumb s---, but you kind of like (him)," an NFC executive said. "He's like: ‘You know what? F--- it, here you go. Go ahead and not draft me or take me late and piss me off some more.’”

Bennett is considered a late-round prospect for this week’s draft. He ended his career at Georgia with over 8,000 yards passing and two national titles. Bennett was the MVP of each game he played in the College Football Playoff. 

“But he doesn't even look at like it like he's got a chip on his shoulder. ‘I just think I'm better than you,’” the unnamed NFC executive told “He's talked himself into that. And you can poke holes in him all you want -- he's bigger than Bryce Young. He won more games than Bryce. I know he's older, but he's a sharp guy, can make plays with his feet and, at the same time, can make plays with his arm. Does he have a big arm? No. But he's good enough. He's tough as hell.”

One AFC scout said that Bennett was “a true wild card.”

The quarterback Bennett defeated in the CFP Sem-Final game, Ohio State junior CJ Stroud has +500 odds to be the No. 2 overall pick to the Houston Texans according to FanDuel.

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"Wildly talented gamer that just can't reel it in," an AFC scout reportedly said. "He lives the life. He's the starting quarterback. You can't knock the ability and the talent he has. But at that position, when you have to be such a CEO, a figurehead, do all the right things -- he's just a true wild card.”

An AFC coordinator told the outlet that Bennett might have a hard time holding the clipboard. 

"He's a talented thrower, man. He’s competitive. He's got the ability to make all the throws. He's a playmaker. He's accurate. He has a high football IQ. He's just undersized. You see bad body language. He has a super-high opinion of himself. He's talented, but is he going to be one of those dudes that sits behind just thinking he's better than everyone else?”

One quarterbacks coach in the AFC was concerned about Bennett’s attitude coming into the league. 

"Obviously, I've got a ton of respect for what he's done,” the coach told “He’s a different dude. He carries himself like he's got two national championships, and he does. He's going to walk into a building, it's like: “‘OK, congratulations -- that's really awesome what you did in college. But none of that matters anymore.’”

The NFL Draft begins on Thursday night. 

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