WR Kelvin Benjamin, Free agent

HT: 6-5, WT: 240, Born: 2-5-1991, College: Florida State, Drafted: Round 1, Pick 28

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2014 Projections

David Dodds16.
Bob Henry16.
Jason Wood16.
Maurile Tremblay16.

Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full ADP list]

Overall: R Cooper (105), Kelvin Benjamin (107), D Williams (108), D Bowe (109)
Position: W Welker (98-WR37), R Cooper (105-WR38), Kelvin Benjamin (107 - WR39), D Bowe (109-WR40), M Evans (111-WR41)
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PPR Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full PPR ADP list]

Overall: D Sproles (96), S Jackson (97), Kelvin Benjamin (98), Z Ertz (99), R Wilson (100)
Position: E Decker (86-WR36), R Wayne (87-WR37), Kelvin Benjamin (98 - WR38), D Bowe (103-WR39), M Evans (105-WR40)
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Kelvin Benjamin was selected at 1.28 during the 2014 NFL draft. There is a wide range of opinions about Benjamin's readiness to be a pro receiver - some feel his size (6-5, 240 lbs), reach and leaping abilities will make him a favorite target of Cam Newton, while others fret about Benjamin's lack of polished route running and his tendency to juggle or drop catchable balls. He has the potential to be productive at the pro level, but there is a lot of work to be done on Benjamin's part - meanwhile, the Panthers' wide receiving corps needs help NOW. It remains to be seen how much chemistry Benjamin can create with Newton - we'll see how they look working together during preseason. There is definitely plenty of opportunity for Benjamin to shine in Carolina, but his ability to capitalize on the abundant opportunities there is open to question. Benjamin underwent a precautionary MRI on Monday, July 28 after bumping knees with a teammate on July 27. 'We want to be smart with it,' head coach Ron Rivera said. 'It could just be one of those things where if he had iced it right away and not finished (Sunday's) practice, maybe it would have been better... I'm optimistic that is what it's going to be.' The MRI revealed a bone bruise in his left knee - Benjamin is considered day-to-day due to the injury, but may miss a week or so.

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