These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.
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Mario Benavides, C, Louisville
Height: 6-4. Weight: 300. Projected 40 Time: 5.15. Projected Round (2012): 6-7. 4/13/13: Benavides started the season strong. He had an excellent game against North Carolina and defensive tackle Sylvester Williams. Benavides did pretty well in the Sugar Bowl against Florida, too. There were some plays where he was beaten by the Gators interior, but he had his share of wins as well.
Benavides was a strong run-blocker and good pass-protector for Teddy Bridgewater in 2012. Benavides did not work out at the Combine.
8/22/12: Mario Benavides enters his senior season having started the past three years at center for the Cardinals. Benavides missed the first three games of last season with a knee injury, but he returned to start the final 10 games. Benavides is experienced, and if he plays well in 2012, he should solidify his stock as a mid-round pick.
@billsfan1234 I do agree that Howard is a HOF talent but I don't see him as a good fit for the Bills at this time. They still have Clay, a talented TE, and Taylor does not show a desire to throw the ball down the seam into tight coverage. The Bills effectively have nothing at WR, especially if you consider Watkins is likely out 4-6 games. So I think Williams is a better pick especially considering that they would have to move up to get Howard. They done that a few times in recent history with less than spectacular results. Plus there are other TE's in this draft that can help them. None like Howard of course but you don't build a franchise off a TE.