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Minnesota cornerback Benjamin St.-Juste reportedly had a strong rapport with the Steelers, Seahawks and 49ers at the Senior Bowl, according to Justin Melo of The Draft Network.
St.-Juste hails from Montreal, Quebec and is a tall and lengthy cornerback, standing at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. St.-Juste played his first two years at Michigan before transferring to Minnesota in 2019. At Michigan, St.-Juste played his freshman season before redshirting in 2018, playing in 12 games contributing on special teams and one game at cornerback.
In 2019 at Minnesota, St.-Juste played in all 13 games and started nine -- recording 45 tackles (36 solos) and was tied for the team lead with 10 pass breakups. This past season, he played in five games and made 14 tackles and broke up three passes. St.-Juste was named Academic All-Big Ten in 2020 and All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2019.
Below is a summary of St.-Juste by Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network.
"Benjamin St-Juste is a long-bodied cornerback who shows some promise as a perimeter cornerback. St-Juste isn’t the most dynamic athlete and he doesn’t appear to be a universal prospect, but his skill set and length will be attractive to either press-man heavy defenses or alternative deep third coverages. St-Juste has all of the extension skills and length needed to contest the catch point with consistency and when he’s able to stay on the hip of receivers he’s got ample disruption. Transitional quickness and long speed are not plus qualities and thus St-Juste will need to continue to work on his route recognition and route combination recognition if he’s going to develop into a viable starting cornerback at the pro level. As things currently stand, this is a traitsy prospect who offers some of the “uncoachables” for the position and his draft stock should be reflected accordingly to scheme-specific systems."
St.-Juste is expected to be a Day 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.