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Michael Bennett | Defensive End

Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 285

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ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper ranks Ohio State senior DL Michael Bennett as his No.1 senior DT.
"An effective penetrator, Bennett has good quickness and initial get-off, and he uses his hands well to clear blocks and make plays in the backfield. He became a regular target of double-teams and combination blocks as the 2013 season went on. Plays with good leverage. Had 7.0 sacks among 11.5 tackles for loss in 2013," Kiper wrote. The 6-3,285 pound senior has great burst and agility, and scouts should be impressed with Bennett's skill set as an interior pass rusher moving forward. Jun 10 - 10:15 PM

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Ohio State junior DL Michael Bennett did not ask for an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

This means one of two things. First, and likeliest, is that Bennett does not plan on entering the draft. Second, he plans on entering but does not care about where he is projected. Bennett has talent and has played on the edge and inside throughout his career in Columbus.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 02:54:00 PM

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer stated that sophomore DE Michael Bennett will miss this week's game against UAB with a continued groin injury.

Meyer did suggest Bennett will play next week against Michigan State. If the sophomore does end up suiting up, that would be his first game action of the season after suffering a groin injury during preseason practice. The Buckeyes are hurting in terms of edge depth, and Bennett would likely emerge as a starter very quickly upon his return.
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 01:08:00 PM

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer revealed that sophomore DE Michael Bennett will miss a few more weeks with a groin injury.

The groin injury was a "little more serious" than previously diagnosed. The Buckeyes will rely more on sophomore J.T. Moore and freshman Noah Spence in Bennett's absence. Bennett is one of Ohio State's best pass rushers, and the team will have to go young until he returns.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 12:28:00 PM

Ohio State starting sophomore DE Michael Bennett will miss Saturday's game against Central Florida.

The Buckeyes will rely more on sophomore J.T. Moore and freshman Noah Spence in Bennett's absence. Defensive tackle Nathan Williams is also out with an injury. Expect the young Ohio State defenders to get plenty of snaps today.
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 11:27:00 AM