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Bennett (14) is the one getting run over in this picture.
Eric Bennett was looking like a benchable safety in the 2012 season despite playing almost every snap. However, new defensive coordinator Chris Ash has taken a liking to him. He was quoted by ArkansasNews.com's Robbie Neiswanger as saying this about Bennett:
“I’ve been more than pleased with what Eric Bennett has done,” Ash said. “He’s been a great player. He’s been a great student of the game. He’s been very coachable.”
When the defensive coordinator says that about a senior who is playing safety, it's only a good thing. Expect a huge improvement from Bennett now that he has a legitimately good defensive coordinator in Ash.
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Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL Draft. He also runs the NFL Draft Website ScarDraft.com and hosts Kvetching Draftniks Radio.