Senior Bowl Performance Pushing Benjamin St-Juste Up NFL Draft Boards
Former Minnesota Gophers cornerback, Benjamin St-Juste, has all of the measurables and immeasurables to be a good cornerback in the NFL. He’s one of the tallest CB’s in the draft, listed at 6’3″ and 200+ pounds on the Gopher Sports website.
In the classroom, St-Juste graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in just two years, allowing him to grad-transfer to Minnesota, where he earned his Master’s in two more seasons. On paper, he’s everything NFL teams will want, come April.
St-Juste entered the Senior Bowl so he could showcase his skills for the NFL world to see, and his live performance may have been even better than what these scouts and coaches saw on the bio sheet, heading in.
It started during the week and culminated in a great performance on Saturday afternoon.
Minnesota CB Ben St. Juste with the PD. Senior Bowl pic.twitter.com/qergRcCJ89— Talkin’ Giants (@TalkinGiants) January 30, 2021
I’ll be very interested to see how far up boards Benjamin St-Juste climbs, after this performance. Pro Football Network just released an updated 7-round mock draft last night and St-Juste landed in the 5th round, which is the same spot he was drafted by the Chiefs in this mock draft by ArrowheadPride.com (SB Nation).
Yet, there are multiple articles you can find today that have St-Juste surging up draft boards. Fan Nation NFL Draft (SI) wrote last night that “the lengthy defender has gained a lot of traction within the scouting community and some feel that this could be a coming-out party of sorts, as he trends towards top 100 overall status.” Mile High Huddle (SI – Broncos) called St-Juste the “most complete DB at the Senior Bowl”.
So, St-Juste might have come into this process as a very late (possibly undrafted) prospect but I expect his Senior Bowl performance to rocket him into the middle rounds, where I’d love for Rick to take a long look, unlike what he’s done with Gophers in the past.
#Gophers cornerback Benjamin St-Juste is veryyy physical. His recovery speed and agility are two major strengths. He also has an 80-inch wingspan.— Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) January 27, 2021
St-Juste stops on a dime, flips his hips and changes direction quickly. Then, he uses his length to create breakups. pic.twitter.com/3bXE25unPU
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan