Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (1) catches a touchdown pass ahead of Auburn Tigers cornerback Chris Davis (11) during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: How Good Can Kelvin Benjamin Be?


Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is not your typical underclassmen. He will be 23 this year despite leaving school after just his redshirt sophomore season, and he’s one of 19 receivers to declare early for the draft this year, adding to a record total.

Benjamin is 6’6″ 225 pounds, and has the size, speed, and athletic ability to not only put himself in the first round discussion, but get people talking about the top 15, even in a deep class at his position.

This is a player who doesn’t lack for concerns, but the potential is undeniable. On a loaded Florida State offense, Benjamin shined, catching 54 passes for 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns, including the game-winner against the Auburn Tigers in the National Championship.

Benjamin has always been revered for his size and athletic ability, but with Heisman winner Jameis Winston taking snaps, he really emerged.

This player is a nightmare matchup for opposing defenses. He has an insane catch radius, and his potential is unlimited. With as high a ceiling as a guy like Benjamin has, it wouldn’t shock me to see him picked in the top 10, despite the fact that he’s had some history with dropped passes.

He is a big play waiting to happen, and as he continues to develop his route-running skills, I think he can be one of the best receivers in the NFL before too long.

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