Trinity Benson is going into the 2nd year of his NFL career. He’s hoping to make a difference for the Broncos as a returner.
#12 Trinity Benson
Age: 23 Height: 6’ Weight: 180 lbs
College: East Central (OK)
While Benson didn’t get to see the field of play in his rookie season, I do recall him from preseason action. He brings really great speed to the table. He runs well with the ball once he gets it. He also has the quicks and is a guy who can change direction quickly.
Benson to my eyes lacks the kind of size you want to see from a NFL wide receiver. Sure, gimmick players can pull off careers if they bring big talent, but there is a pretty clear line in the NFL about teams risking a roster spot on a guy doesn’t have NFL physicality and that line begins and ends with elite play making potential.
The story this offseason for Benson is that he wants to make the team as a returner and I honestly think that’s a legitimate path for him to further his NFL career. If he can wow the coaches in the preseason with some returns, he’ll be a shoe in since the Broncos have been abysmal at returning anything on Special Teams for years (though I’d look at the coach more than the players, but that’s just me).
The wide receiver room has gotten a nice influx of talent with the likes of Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler joining Courtland Sutton. Fighting for the last positions are guys like Tim Patrick, Diontae Spencer, and DaeSean Hamilton which is honestly pretty stiff competition for a guy like Benson to overcome.