Posted January 10, 2014

Report: Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin declares for NFL draft

Florida State Seminoles, NFL Draft
Kelvin Benjamin

Kelvin Benjamin made the game-winning touchdown catch in Monday’s BCS title game. (Harry How/Getty Images)

One of the heroes of Florida State’s BCS championship victory is headed to the NFL. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has opted to forgo his redshirt junior season and declare for the 2014 draft, Tom Dangelo of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Benjamin caught the game-winning, two-yard touchdown pass from Jameis Winston that gave the Seminoles a 34-31 victory over Auburn in Monday’s national title game. He was one of Winston’s favorite targets on the season, finishing with 54 catches for 1,011 yards and a school-record 15 touchdown grabs. Benjamin surpassed the 100-yard receiving mark on three occasions in 2013, including during his nine-catch, 212-yard outing against Florida.

Benjamin compiled 84 catches for 1,506 yards and 19 touchdowns over his Florida State career.

According to Dangelo, Benjamin received a first-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and running back James Wilder Jr. are also leaving Florida State early for the NFL.

7 comments
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

Benjamin... can't catch for "bleep"

the only thing he has going for him is 6'5

he needs to take another year, work on his hands, bulk up, route running / work on his football awareness... simple things... if you run a 10 yard out and the ball is not there out of your break...  "come back" to the ball before the DB can make a play on the ball... you are 6'5 a 5'10 guy should not be a threat if you are positioned right.. this guy is a project at best...

Jeif
Jeif

Unproven....

HarshRealities
HarshRealities

Reminds me of Tampa Bay's Vincent Jackson with a bit more speed.