Draft Rewind 2014: Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers

KELVIN BENJAMINWhat Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about KELVIN BENJAMIN:  Florida State, 6050 240 4.62. Underclass entry. One-year starter. Was one of seven wide receivers who caught at least 20 passes as a red-shirt freshman. A big physical target who is not easy to tackle. Smooth for a big man. A long strider that picks up speed as he goes down the field. Basically a one-year starter who caught 30 passes as a red-shirt freshman in 2012. He played in a five-receiver rotation. Not a nifty-footed receiver, but a powerful one. Can make the tough overhead catch by tracking the ball. Adjusts well to a poorly thrown pass. Can make the great catch or miss a routine ball. Long arms (34 7/8”) and a wing span of 83 inches, plus catcher mitt-sized hands which look like tennis rackets at times. Good effort as a downfield run blocker. He caught the game winning catch versus Auburn for the national championship after being a non-factor for most of the game. He caught nine passes versus rival Florida for 212 yards, but dropped 5 other balls. Presently grades out as a backup type who may be an eventual starter in certain schemes. Will need pro physical development. Inconsistent hand catcher and pass route runner. Does not catch the ball cleanly. Built more like a tight end. May grow out of wide receiver position. 2013 stats: 54-1011, 18.7 ypr, 15 TD. OSR:43/ 46. Third/fourth round. (A-34 7/8, H-10 1/4, VJ-32.5, SS-4.39).

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