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.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 05:35:00 PM