Ed "Pi Double I" Henderson
Player Bio: Ben Dinucci prepped at Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, PA. In his senior he passed 4,269 yards and 46 touchdowns becoming the first player in Pennsylvania history to pass for over 4,000 yards in a single season. For his career he threw for 7,619 yards and 72 touchdown earning himself the USA Today All-American Second-Team, Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year, Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class AAAA Player of the Year, Pennsylvania Football News Class AAAA Offensive Player of the Year, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Fabulous 22”, and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “Terrific 25”. He helped Pine-Richland to 15-1 record and WPIAL Class AAAA championship and PIAA title game as a senior. Dinucci played on the basketball team and also was a honor roll student.
2019 AFCA First Team All-American
2019 HERO Sports All-American Second-Team
2019 CAA Offensive Player of the Year
2019 All-CAA First-Team
2019 VaSID All-State Second-Team
2019 CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Watch List
2019 Gary Clark Offensive MVP Award
2019 CAA Football Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
2018 All-CAA Third-Team
2018 CAA Football Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
2018 CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Watch List
SCHOOL: JAMES MADISON | CONFERENCE: CAAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3 / 210 ARMS: 32 3/8" HANDS: 9 7/8” PROJECTED 40-TIME: 4.70
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#6 Ben DiNucci Highlights (#10 highlight film)
Strengths: He has a suitable size for the quarterback position and has a live arm that can make most throws at the NFL level. He has a lot of courage, determination and a great deal of improvisation. He displays tenacity and confidence as well as he his great physical tools. He is a accurated passer (completed 70% last season), and has a big arm that can span for big plays downfield. An excellent cerebral player who perceives the field and when need will run outside the pocket to make plays when being pressured by the pass rusher. He also will not just stand in the pocket after his progression he will display his mobility to hurt the defense with his legs. He rushed for nearly 600 yards in addition to 3,400 passing yards.
Weaknesses: His playstyle accommodates himself to potential turnover and miscues.
He has a mentality of an old western gunslinger that goes rogue, which causes him predicaments in the passing game. He threw to many interceptions typically by him, attempting to complete impossible passes. He will need to find better reads and secure the ball, particularly in the red zone, where he runs into his difficulties. He will need to perform better decision making choices when he get the keys to the offense.
Draft Grade: 6.05
Draft Projection: 5th - 7th round
NFL Comparison: Joe Flacco