I trust Gettleman on this, it wouldn't surprise me if Benjamin was their target from the beginning of the process and Getts laid one hell of a smokescreen. I've never had a problem with Benjamin, happy we didn't take Cyrus, Roby or Lee. Sadly my board was shot to pieces and nobody really fell to us so Benjamin really was the BPA.
"Surprisingly light feet also stand out while run-blocking, as does his competitive spirit.
Powerful at the point of attack and can drive defenders off the ball"
I watched a couple Tennessee games last year and that was just the feeling I got from watching him. Given, when they had Tyler Bray, Patterson and Hunter they aired out the ball and he was better than Tiny Richardson in pass protection. Maybe I'm looking into it too much, but I just didn't see the mauler show up with James that you'd like at RT in the NFL for running the ball, that paired with the fact he was actually pretty solid in pass protection would make him a better LT than RT.
Not sure I get the Shazier hate. I agree I'd rather grab an OT, WR or CB at 28, but to simply dismiss bpa in a position of some need would be folly. I personally think Shazier is gone by 28, so it probably wont be an issue. As for the hate, watch the tape, he's better than Lavonte David. I wouldn't be surprised if Shazier is off the board at 16 to the Cowboys.
The guy I'd worry about busting the most is Blake Bortles. I really don't understand the hype, sure you see a 6'5" 235lbs prototype QB who put up decent numbers at UCF passing and somehow became a scrambler near the end of the year but some of the comparisons "professional" analysts are making seem to be absurd to me. My favorite comparison is to Ben Roethlisberger, Bortles has half the arm Ben has and most of those "scrambles" he got away with in college would end up with him getting speared by Suh.
The best QB in the draft will be Teddy Bridgewater followed by Manziel if he gets in the right system behind a good OL and a talented WR. I hated Manziel at first when projecting him a couple months back but I believe it's less dependent on talent, which I think he has tons, and more dependent on coaching and teammate talent on offense. He's going to be a hard bust if you expect him to take control of an offense like Cam but if you let him do what he's best at, you'll get a playmaker. I think Bridgewater has been underrated due to a bad pro day. I look at his tape and to me he goes through progressions better than any other QB in the draft, fragility is my biggest worry with him.
Overall I think it matters less about which QB and more about the situation.