Army – Kwabena Bonsu, Defensive Line, Junior
Just now entering his junior season at Army, Kwabena Bonsu still has plenty of time to prove himself as an NFL prospect. But given his sophomore campaign, Bonsu might only need one more year to propel himself into the draft conversation as early as the 2021 NFL Draft.
During his sophomore season in 2019, Bonsu showed a lot of potential and promise in his game that should continue to flourish moving into the 2020 season. Playing in 12 of the team’s 13 games, Bonsu totaled 33 tackles on the line, placing him just outside the top 10 for the team. However, it wasn’t the tackles that make him an NFL prospect, but where those tackles come from?
Despite being 11th on the team in tackles, Bonsu was second for tackles for loss with six, just two behind the team leader. He was also able to add two sacks to his line, which was fifth on the team. Another important indication of his contributions, Bonsu led the team in quarterback hurries with five. He also was able to recover two fumbles.
With most of the top contributors on the defensive side of the ball moving on from Army, there will be a need for players to step up. Having a strong foundation from last season, Bonsu is a player to watch for in terms of an expanded role that could very well lead to the 2021 NFL Draft.