2014 NFL Draft
Name: Kelvin Benjamin
School: Florida State
Position: Wide Receiver
Positives: Benjamin is a huge target for a wide receiver. His size at 6’5, 240 presents serious matchup problems for most defensive backs who will try to cover him. He knows how to use that size to his advantage in outmuscling defenders to gain separation. As we saw in the National Championship game, Benjamin is a mismatch nightmare in the Red zone, and his height allows him to go up and catch balls that may not be thrown to him with complete accuracy.
Negatives: Benjamin was a good route runner at Florida State, but he will have to improve on that in order to become a reliable target in the NFL. His size is a tremendous attribute, but he won’t always be able to rely on just that at the next level. And while he may have an immediate impact in the red zone, he may need some time to develop the other areas of his game.
Impact on the Redskins: The Redskins still don’t have a lot of size at wide receiver, and Benjamin could help them in that area immensely. However, before the Redskins signed DeSean Jackson, Benjamin was a huge favorite to be taken by them with their second round pick if he was on the board. But now the need at receiver isn’t as big.
Where the Redskins might pick him: The Redskins would have to pick Benjamin with their second round pick # 34, as he more than likely won’t be on the board after the second round.
Other teams interested: Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns
2014 NFL Draft