Ahead of the draft next week we have interviewed the run stuffing defensive tackle Wendell Bing of the Benedict College Tigers.
Under The Radar?
Wendell Bing racked up one of the most impressive high school years I have ever seen as he amassed Madden like numbers in his final year as he recorded 126 tackles, 32 tackles for a loss and 22 sacks. Despite an incredible year Bing didn’t see many offers come his way (don’t ask me why) before he committed to the Benedict College Tigers over SC State.
Bing’s first few seasons with the Tigers were quiet as he was used sparingly however. In 2019 he featured ten times and racked up 24 tackles on the year and 3 Quarterback hits.
In 2020, the season was abandoned due to COVID. Therefore the Tigers had a long 658 day wait for a game. In his final year, Bing racked up 20 tackles, 3.0 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and a QB hit as he continued to show he’s a worthwhile pick in the latter rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Scout Report – Pros
Bing is a run stuffing machine. When you watch the tape on him you will see that throughout his college career he is often double teamed due to the threat he offers. Despite this he was still able to get away from double teams and make the big plays when afforded the opportunity. Furthermore, Bing offers versatility as he can line up on the edge and set the edge against the ground game.
Considering his frame, Bing has an explosive first step. He will be up against opposing Offensive Lineman in a flash as he uses his strength to dig deep in the trenches.
Scout Report – Cons
Injuries have prevented Bing from continuing his development that we expected to see out of high school dominance. He has suffered two ACL injuries, one is typically bad enough but two is somewhat of a worry. Furthermore, whilst he has racked up solid campaigns and when he gets the chance he is dynamite. I do worry about the level of competition he’s played against. Whilst he looks excellent against at this level I would fear for him a little against the elite receivers in the NFL.
At 5 Yard Rush we had got to sit down and speak with the extremely talented Wendell Bing and find out more about him.
What is your favourite moment from your college career?
My favorite moment from college was when I started my very first game at Benedict College.
Did you follow an NFL team growing up?
Growing up I was always a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
How would you describe your playing style?
I would say I am a very versatile Defensive lineman who can dominate any play at any time.
Who do you model your game after?
I would say I watched a lot of clips and Film on Fletcher Cox. I attempt to model my game after him.
How do you see your NFL future/role?
My goal is just to play football at the next level. Just to play on that level is a blessing in itself.
If you could hang out with a footballer past or present who would it be?
If I could hang with anyone, it would have to be Fletcher Cox . Just learn the game from his perspective and gain a lot of life lessons from him is a blessing.
Who is the best player you have played against?
The best player I’ve played against and seen play with my own eyes has to be Grover Stewart when we played against Albany state my freshman year of college.
Follow Wendell on Twitter @sackedby50
-Luke Renton @MCRsBlue