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Kelvin Benjamin | Wide Receiver

Team: Florida State Seminoles
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 234

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Panthers WR coach Ricky Proehl is visiting FSU on Wednesday.
Proehl will obviously be taking a look at Kelvin Benjamin, but could also be checking out Kenny Shaw. Scrolling through Proehl's twitter feed, he has recently taken visits to Coastal Carolina, Indiana, Vanderbilt, Wyoming, Fresno State, USC and Oregon State. Apr 16 - 10:38 AM

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Date:'s Gil Brandt reports that FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin's agent Eugene Parker denies that he blew off a NFL Coach.

"Eugene Parker, Kelvin Benjamin's agent, told me KB never blew off workout with NFL coach. I told him I'm sticking with my story from my source," Brandt tweeted. Previously it was reported by Brandt, that Benjamin blew of a NFL coach for a private workout because he was "too tired." It's interesting to notice the timing of this story, as this could cause his stock to drop if the story may be true. Could a team hoping for Benjamin to fall be behind this? Moving forward, any team with Benjamin on their radar will have to decide which side of the story they believe. This is not the kind of story any prospect wants lingering out there, prior to the draft. Benjamin and his management team will have to step forward and make sure they control the narrative.
Apr 10 - 11:28 PM

FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin "blew off" a workout with an NFL coach who made a "special trip" for the visit, according to's Gil Brandt.

Per Brandt, Benjamin said he was "too tired." We aren't sure if the specified coach was a head or positional coach, but this is not positive buzz. Benjamin was slow to develop during his time at FSU and broke out on the scene during his 23 year-old redshirt sophomore season. He still had lapses in concentration, which led to a drop rate over nine percent.
Apr 10 - 3:41 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis noted that FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin's weight is a reason why "a number of scouts and personnel people like Evans a lot better."

"Mike Evans and Kelvin Benjamin are, in a lot of ways, the same guy," Davis told 93.7 The Fan. "But, I do know that a number of scouts and personnel people like Evans a lot better really for this reason – he doesn’t weigh over 240 pounds, 240 pound receivers scare the heck out of NFL personnel people because when you do your studies, and you go back and look, name the 240 pound receiver that was – forget All-Pro- that was productive over a period of time. They just really haven’t. He’s not out there." The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Benjamin does run well for his size, but does lack elite speed. What Benjamin lacks in speed, he makes up for it with rare size, which easily makes him a physical mismatch for defenders. With Benjamin's ability to dominate at the catch point, and the potential as a "Joker" tight end conversion, his stock still remains high enough for his name to be called in second half of the first round.
Apr 8 - 5:35 PM

FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin, Oklahoma CB Aaron Colvin and Montana LB Jordan Tripp all visited with the Eagles on Monday.

At 6-foot-5, 240-pounds, Chip Kelly could have all sorts of fun scheming Benjamin into areas of the field where his athletic ability could gobble up chunks of yards at a time. Keep in mind, though, that Benjamin had lapses on easy catches last year and half his receptions were made 11-plus yards down the field. Colvin can be had at a discount (likely a third-day selection) because he tore his ACL during Senior Bowl week. Many mentioned Colvin as a top-40 possibility prior to the injury. Tripp could go as high as the third round.
Apr 7 - 9:39 PM

The Jets are very intrigued by FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin, according to beat writer Manish Mehta.

Per Mehta, Benjamin will be visiting the team soon. "You can't teach 6-5," a team source told the beat writer. Benjamin finally improved this season, as he was used in a vertical capacity. Jameis Winston allowed Benjamin to win at the catch point in contested situations, but the big receiver does have inconsistencies on some easy grabs.
Apr 3 - 1:29 PM

The Ravens will host FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin and EIU QB Jimmy Garoppolo for pre-draft visits, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Utah corner Keith McGill and Cal linebacker Khairi Fortt will also be visiting. Benjamin might be a bit of a stretch at No. 17 overall, but the team has plenty of ammunition to move up in the second-round. We would not be surprised if a team falls in love with Benjamin's vertical ability and frame.
Apr 1 - 11:40 AM

FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin possesses the most inherent risk amongst WRs and TEs in this year's draft, believes ESPN's Mel Kiper.

Kiper concedes that Benjamin is going to be "a big draw" based on his 6-foot-5, 240-pound frame and athletic ability. "But I think the physical talent outpaces the receiving skills at this point, because Benjamin drops too many passes, lets the ball get into his frame too often and doesn't yet know how to set up and create separation when he's facing good DBs," Kiper wrote. "There's no question the physical talent is there, but he could be overdrafted based on the traits." Players with Benjamin's combination of size, catch point skills, and downfield ability don't come around often, but he'll need to be more consistent in the pros than he was in college to justify a first- or early-second round selection.
Mar 31 - 9:02 PM

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and six other staff members worked out FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin last Friday.

One of the Patriots coaches threw to Benjamin during the workout. This is quite the audience for a pre-draft workout, but we would not read too much into it. A team could fall in love with Benjamin's size, catch point skills, and downfield ability and take him in the first round, however, inconsistencies are absolutely still there.
Mar 26 - 10:28 AM

A few NFL teams told FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin that his ideal weight should be around 225.

Benjamin currently weighs 242 pounds and stands at 6-foot-5. He chose not to run at his pro day after posting a 4.61 "official" time at the Combine, which was in the expected range for such a long receiver. Benjamin's development was somewhat slow at FSU, but he broke out during his final season and flashed dominance in the intermediate and downfield portions of the defense.
Mar 19 - 1:04 PM

Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin will be selected between the No. 12 and 20 picks, according to one NFL scout.

"He really came on the scene this year. He can extend to make a lot of grabs. His route-running is raw," the scout added. Measuring in at 6'5/240 pounds with nearly 35-inch arms has led some to call Benjamin a "rare" prospect, but his drop rate in uncontested situations could lead some to reconsider.
Mar 1 - 2:22 PM

Four of the 49ers' 2013 draft picks had arms 34-inches or longer, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Add on first-round pick Eric Reid's 33 5/8-inch arms, the longest of all safeties at the Combine, and some might say a trend is forming. With the need at wide receiver, mammoth Florida State Seminole Kelvin Benjamin could be in play for the 49ers, potentially even in a trade up.
Mar 1 - 9:43 AM

Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin ran two unofficial forty times of 4.53 and 4.59 seconds at the NFL Combine.

Benjamin had two 10 yard splits of 1.62 and 1.66 seconds. The massive 6'5/240 pound receiver is a specimen who flashes dominating at the catch point. However, Benjamin has lapses on easy catches and 50 percent of his catches were made 11-plus yards down the field.
Feb 23 - 10:34 AM

Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin arrived in Indianapolis weighing 240 pounds and measured in at 6 foot 5 inches.

We always knew Benjamin was a big receiver, but this is massive. He really came along during his redshirt sophomore season, winning at the catch point in contested situations and showing long speed, but consistency on easy catches is still Bejnamin's biggest question. He has been called a boom-or-bust prospect.
Feb 21 - 10:07 AM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell prefers Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin to Texas A&M's Mike Evans.

"I thought that he had a little more natural quickness and athleticism than Evans," Cosell said. "I thought that Benjamin brought a lot of the same attributes to the table as Evans, but I thought he was just a little more athletic." Cosell believes Benjamin runs faster than his 40 time. "You want to see a burst when the ball is in the air," Cosell said, mentioning Jerry Rice as one example of a WR who ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash in shorts but appeared far faster once donned in pads. Benjamin is massive, and his speed might sneak up on NFL DBs. Rotoworld's Josh Norris, for the record, likes Evans significantly more than Benjamin (No. 11 overall compared to No. 32).
Feb 14 - 12:57 PM