Arizona Cardinals top off draft with Eno Benjamin
By Scott Allen
The Arizona Cardinals on paper had a very good 2020 NFL Draft
They still have to come out and perform on the field, however the Arizona Cardinals have put together six very interesting and dynamic players who all bring something to the table. To top if off on Saturday in the seventh round, the Cardinals selected a local favorite.
The Cardinals selected running back Eno Benjamin out of Arizona State University with their final pick. Many Cardinals fans wanted to see the team grab him earlier.
It was a mild surprise he fell in the draft but there were still questions about his abilities but he works hard. He has elusive skills to get out of tackles.
He may have been drafted higher had he stayed in school longer but in reality even if the Cardinals had taken him next year, he’d still basically be in the same spot. He’ll come in on the depth chart behind Kenyan Drake, Chase Edmonds, and fellow ASU back D.J. Foster.
It would not be a surprise to see the Cardinals keep all four backs on the roster, especially given Foster’s play on special teams. Either way, Benjamin will get his shot to earn a spot on the final 53 man roster going into the 2020 season.
Benjamin rushed for over 1,000-yards in each of the last two seasons at ASU. He rushed for 1083-yards and 10 touchdowns in 2019. In 2018, he rushed for 1642-yards and 16 touchdowns. He also caught 82 passes over the last two years.
Earlier in the day, the Cardinals selected inside linebacker Evan Weaver from the University of California. He was selected number 202 overall in the sixth round of the draft.
Weaver is a player always around the ball. He had 155 tackles in 2018 but 181 tackles last season for the Cal Bears. His 181 tackles not only lead the Pac-12 but also the NCAA.