Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest strengths?
Everette Benjamin: I feel my biggest strength is my versatility. I can play multiple positions such as tailback, fullback, and even the slot position. My hands are something I really take pride in and, with my ability to catch, I believe I can be both a receiving and running threat. Also I am athletic enough to play on just about every special teams position.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Everette Benjamin: My goals for my first year in the NFL are to help whatever team I sign with in any way possible. I know rookies usually don’t have a significant role on a team. As long as I can do my part and help win games, I will be satisfied with that. If my tenure with a team grows, then so will my expectations for myself.
Scott Porter: What NFL player reminds you of yourself?
Everette Benjamin: There are a few players that remind me of myself. Just to name a couple I would have to go with Arian Foster and Matt Forte. Those two are about the same height and size as me and I think their running style is very similar to mine. Also, both of these players help their team not only running but catching the ball as well.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest football accomplishments?
Everette Benjamin: My biggest football accomplishments are the two 2nd-team all conference awards I have won. Each all-conference award came from a different conference: one from the CAA and the other from the NEC. I think this shows that I have the ability to adapt to changes while still maintaining a high level of play. Another accomplishment that is big to me is the NEC conference championship that my team won. Not many people can say they were champions at the Division 1 football level and I’m proud to say that I am and earned a championship ring.
Scott Porter: What type of person is an NFL team getting in Everette Benjamin?
Everette Benjamin: An NFL team will get a very determined player, one of high character with a relentless attitude. Me being a small school guy, I know what it means to work hard under pressure. I understand nothing in this world will come easy so I’m very ready to become a professional.
Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence?
Everette Benjamin: My biggest influence would have to be my mother. She’s a single parent supporting three kids and has been doing so for over 14 years now. Her work ethic has rubbed off on me and is something I incorporate into everything I do.
Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college football?
Everette Benjamin: I will probably miss the camaraderie built throughout the years with teammates. I’ll miss playing for and with those guys as well as the guys I’ve met at Central Connecticut State University. I’ll miss the college game days. I feel, in college, people play with more passion and for the sheer love of the game.
Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the toughest transition from the college level to the NFL level?
Everette Benjamin: I think the toughest transition will be the speed of the game. I can tell from just watching an NFL game that the speed is much greater than in college, so that will take some getting used to. Another tough transition will be understanding the offense I’ll be a part of, as well as understanding opposing defenses and what they are trying to do to stop us.
Scott Porter: What will you be doing from now until the draft to prepare yourself?
Everette Benjamin: From now until the draft, I will be working with my personal trainer. I will be training and going over every drill and test the pro scouts will put me through just so I can perform at my peek and put up some great test numbers on pro-day.
Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Everette Benjamin: Some of my hobbies off the field are working out. I love to stay in shape and maintain my body. Also, I love eat, shop, and play my Playstation. I’m competitive even when it comes to video games.