Name: Kelvin Benjamin
Eligibility: Redshirt Sophomore
Weight: 240 lbs
Position: Wide Receiver
Twitter Handle: @Benjamin_fsu1
2012 Season Stats: 30 receptions, 495 yards and four touchdowns.
Prognostication: Kelvin Benjamin is a pretty interesting player. If anything is obvious about him, though, it is that his size creates humorous mismatch problems for opposing coaches. While his previous season’s stats aren’t screaming awesomeness, it doesn’t tell the whole story. As a redshirt freshman, Benjamin showed glimpses of being a very productive wide receiver. To be fair, however, he did also vanish during some pretty key games (two catches or less in seven games).
He should grow as a player. Given that this will be his third year on campus, with a substantial amount of playing time last season, the 2013 campaign can certainly be a breakout year for the Belle Glade, Fla. native.
Strengths: Size, size, size. You cannot build a better modeled wideout than Benjamin. Given that most opposing teams have a hard enough time finding competent defensive backs — nevertheless ones that can match up size-wise with Benjamin — he is a literal nightmare for defensive coordinators across the country. His speed is something that may go unnoticed as well, but he is faster than given credit for. He has also only played three years of high school football. Meaning, Benjamin has a lot of work to do to get fundamentally better, although, it also means his potential is as high as a main character in a Cheech and Chong movie.
Weaknesses: While we should give him credit for his speed, Benjamin’s lateral quickness leaves a little to be desired. Again, it isn’t to say he is slow, but any person standing 6’5″ and weighting over 240-pounds is going to have a hard time off the block. He did also have a propensity to vanish in certain games. You can say he wasn’t really in the offensive scheme for some of those games or you can say he was shutout, but as previously mentioned — Kelvin Benjamin is relatively new to the realm of football.
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