Another day, another declaration. Today, Arizona State versatile running back Eno Benjamin has declared for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Yesterday it was Boston College running back A.J. Dillon who declared for the 2020 NFL Draft, and today it is Arizona State’s Eno Benjamin. A growing list of talented running backs have declared for this draft class, making it one of the more talented at the position in recent years.
Benjamin is coming off of back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons with the Sun Devils, and though his production may have taken a dip this year, he still managed to stuff the stat sheet. A versatile back, Benjamin can run between the tackles, has juice in the open field, and is more than a reliable receiver out of the backfield.
Last year as a sophomore, Benjamin’s first year as the Sun Devils’ full time starter, he racked up over 1,600 yards on the ground, scored 16 touchdowns, and averaged five and a half yards per carry. He also caught 35 passes out of the backfield for an additional 263 yards receiving and two touchdowns in his 2018 campaign.
Following up a fantastic sophomore season, Benjamin has eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark again, currently sitting at 1,083 yards rushing and ten touchdowns for Arizona State this season. He is averaging less yards per carry this year as well, hitting just over four yards per carry in 2019. Out of the backfield this season, Benjamin has tallied a massive 42 catches for 347 yards and two more scores as a receiver.
The Arizona State standout has decided to skip the Sun Devils’ bowl game in order to preserve his body and prepare for the 2020 NFL Draft. It would be shocking to see a back as versatile as Eno Benjamin fall out of the second day of the draft.