Mario Benavides: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Louisville Center

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Mario Benavides: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Louisville Center
Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

An assortment of injuries have been the only thing capable of keeping Louisville center Mario Benavides off the field during his collegiate career.

Following in the footsteps of former Louisville center Eric Wood, a 2009 first-round pick, Benavides has started inside for the Cardinals in each of the last four seasons.

However, injuries to his knee and shoulder have slowed his journey to the NFL, and he's now a likely third-day pick in the 2013 NFL draft.

Here's the five things you need to know about the former Louisville center.

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