Kelvin Benjamin: Carolina Panthers' NFL Draft Profile

Kelvin Benjamin: Carolina Panthers' NFL Draft Profile
May 8, 2014, 10:45 pm
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Kelvin Benjamin (WR), Florida State

6'5" | 240 lbs.

2013 stats:

54 REC, 1,011 YDS, 15 TDS

Selected:

1st round, 28th overall (Carolina Panthers)

What the scouts are saying:


"A monster-sized, intimidating, big-play receiver, Benjamin has the overall strength, length and wide catching radius that will demand extra coverage be rolled his way. Showed continual improvement, is still growing into the position, and possesses the traits to become a legitimate No. 1 receiver. A very intriguing mismatch weapon with ascending talent." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Near-tight end size with a ridiculously large wingspan, giving him a catching radius that is probably on-par with anyone at the NFL level. Shows the gliding speed and short-area quickness to create some separation and be a terror in jump-ball situations, especially in the red zone. Experienced playing outside and in the slot and shows courage in crossing the middle. Attentive downfield blocker who works to seal off defenders as well as peel back to take out opponents in pursuit." (CBSSports.com)

"For the NFL, Benjamin is mismatch nightmare. He has such daunting size that he is always open. Benjamin can get open downfield and get separation from defensive backs, but even when they cover him, he can make catches over them. Benjamin also could be a great weapon as a second receiver, similar to the Bears' Alshon Jeffery is to Brandon Marshall. That might produce the best results for Benjamin, and he wouldn't have the pressure to lead an offense as the primary receiver." (WalterFootball.com)

"Over a quarter of Benjamin's catches this year went for touchdowns, including the game winner in the National Championship Game. He's the type of receiver you can just throw the ball up to when things break down and trust he will come down with it. Not just a tall tree, Benjamin is a fluid athlete and an adept route runner, especially on slant and dig routes across the middle." (NFLDraftGeek.com)

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