ATLANTA — Stetson Bennett took to the podium at the NFL Draft Combine on Friday and briefly addressed a January public intoxication arrest in Texas, as well as set forth his roadmap for making an impact in the pro ranks.
He said Friday he would focus on his footwork, throwing and some specific types of throws as he looks to make improvements for scouts and GMs ahead of the Draft. He brushed aside questions about his height or playing college football at an older age (25) than most other potential draft picks.
The quarterback position, he said, requires more than measurables.
"I've got confidence in my abilities, there's so much more to playing quarterback than people know. There's different offenses, different checks, motions whatever - whatever you're asked to do, that's all you can do in the offense right? And then you have your physical ability - and a lot of peoople have physical ability, right? But especially in the quarterback position, the mental acuity and how you can handle certain situations, you can't really measure that," Bennett said. "So I have confidence in my ability."
Bennett also addressed the arrest, which happened in the Dallas area.
"Yeah it was a mistake that everybody's aware of, I understand why that can't happen," he said. "I've talked to coaches about it, talked to GMs, apologized to my family - that's who I felt worst about, felt like I let them down, and even without all this, I've got an obligation, I'm the fourth (of his name, Stetson Bennett IV). Can't do that if your last name's Bennett."