Arizona Cardinals got a monster running back in Trey Benson with third round pick

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Mike Norvell added to his stable of running backs selected by NFL teams when Trey Benson heard his name called in the third round with the No. 66 overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals. Benson projected to go somewhere in the third round by most NFL Mock Drafts. Trey Benson led the Noles in rushing the past two seasons, with 990 and 906 rushing yards in 2022 and 2023. He also scored 23 rushing touchdowns over the past two years. Benson transferred from Oregon after suffering a horrific knee injury and many FSU fans doubted the coaching staff when they accepted his commitment. Benson asserted himself about midway through the 2022 season after Treshaun Ward got injured and never looked back as the No. 1 option at running back.

What is Arizona Getting in Trey Benson?

Benson lists at 6'0" and 216 pounds and ran a blazing 4.39 forty time at the NFL Combine. Benson has elite top-end speed and can break off long touchdown runs if he gets to the second level. He doesn't have the best vision and will leave some yards on the field at times, but his threat to break long runs is worth it. Benson never fumbled once while at FSU, which is nearly unheard of, with over 300 career rushing attempts. He's also underrated in the passing game, with over 30 receptions while at FSU. He's incredibly difficult to bring down and was among the national leaders in broken tackles. He doesn't always run as big as his size, but there's a lot of potential with Benson. He also has a lot of treads left on his tires because he only averaged about 12 carries per game while at FSU. Arizona has a guy who can change the numbers on the scoreboard out in the desert! Trey Benson is fourth FSU player who has gotten drafted by teams on the west coast in this draft alone.

Next. Buffalo Bills select former FSU WR Keon Coleman with the 33rd overall pick. Buffalo Bills select former FSU WR Keon Coleman with the 33rd overall pick. dark