Top 5 reasons the New Orleans Saints must draft Stetson Bennett
By Randy Gurzi
Bennett to Saints, Reason No. 4: Confidence over limitations
There will be reasons for teams to shy away from Bennett, with his height being the No. 1 limitation. He's under 6-foot-tall and while everyone will explain that away with Bryce Young, they'll use it as a reason to skip on Bennett.
The main question is going to be how he can see over the offensive linemen, which is a silly question if we're being honest. I mean, the linemen that will be blocking in the NFL are the same linemen that have been blocking in the NCAA and Bennett saw over them just fine. It's not as if he's going to be going from 5-foot-10 blockers to 6-foot-5 guys in the NFL.
Still, that will be used against him but don't expect Bennett to care. He has confidence to spare and proved that time after time in Athens.
Bennett was never supposed to be the guy. He walked on to the program in 2017 with Jake Fromm and Justin Fields there. He did transfer to Jones College where he was able to hone his skills and returned to the Bulldogs in 2019 — after nearly signing with Louisianna.
He then got his shot when he beat out J.T. Daniels, a USC transfer who was supposed to be the starter. From there, Bennett made the most of his chance as he won two titles, proving he was more than capable of getting the job done.