Coming off a National Championship title, Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin decided to forego what could be two more years as a Seminole and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Benjamin had a fantastic final year at Florida State, as he ended the 2013 season with 54 receptions for 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns. At 6’5” and an obvious target on the field, Benjamin would be a great addition to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Kelvin Benjamin Combine Results
40-yard dash – 4.61 seconds
Bench press – 13 reps
Vertical jump – 32.5 inch
Broad jump – 119.0 inch
3-cone drill – 7.33 seconds
20-yard shuttle – 4.39 seconds
60-yard shuttle – 12.08 seconds
(Courtesy of NFL.com)
Looking ahead to 2014, the Chiefs have one reliable wide receiver and that’s Dwayne Bowe. In other words, the position is definitely in need of an upgrade and Benjamin would hopefully be able to come in and make a difference in what should be an improved offense in 2014.
“Experienced playing outside and in the slot and shows courage in crossing the middle. Tough to bring down in the open field, using his long arms to effectively stiff-arm defenders and showing suddenness to accelerate once the ball is in his hands.” – CBSSports.com on some of Benjamin’s pros
Benjamin’s a big guy and would most likely be Alex Smith’s go to receiver in critical situations (considering Bowe can be a dropper at times). Benjamin was the one who caught the game-winning touchdown in the National Championship game, which shows that he could be a reliable red-zone option for Smith.
According to CBSSports.com (last updated on March 3rd), Kelvin Benjamin is ranked as the sixth best wide receiver and the 32nd best overall player in the 2014 NFL Draft. He is projected to go later in the first round or early in the second round. Benjamin was originally linked to Kansas City at the beginning of the offseason (including Bleacher Report and Mel Kiper’s second official mock draft, which you must be an Insider member to read), but his draft stock has dropped a bit since the combine.
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