Draft Profile: Kelvin Benjamin

Fox Sports profiles the towering receiver and first or second round draft prospect Kelvin Benjamin.  Benjamin played on the national championship Florida State Seminoles.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Benjamin is something of an enigma right now.  An unknown Jets source said “you can’t coach 6’5″ but is size all the Jets need?  Could Montcrief be a first rounder?  No one can seem to say.  Last week Benjamin’s rep took a bit of a hit with a story leaked about his unwillingness to work out for an NFL coach?  Is it truth or fiction?

No one can seem to find out, but look for the massively built Benjamin to take a tumble into the second round on draft days.




8 comments

This guy is a beast! Another Megatron! Have some guts and get this young man in Green and White!

machoking
machoking

I'd draft him.... Big target, looks physical and could def be a weapon to go along with our other WRs. Looks faster then Evans....

Brian Noel Juarbe
Brian Noel Juarbe

I really don't find this guy the least bit impressive. We already have a bunch of tall not so fast receivers on our roster. Hopefully they look right past Benjamin and focus on bringing speed and quickness into this offense. 

funkymonk
funkymonk

Pretty please, not another "you can't teach size" Hill WR project. I know they're totally different people, but we need a Day 1 proven commodity, not a maybe. I have no faith in Sanjay Lal to develop raw WRs.

Hoz
Hoz

He's a Alshon Jeffrey clone but faster.

Pat d
Pat d

Comparing Benjamin to Hill makes no sense. Are they the same player because they are both black. Or is it because they are both tall. Benjamin will most likely be drafted in the first round. In this draft class with Hill's lack of production, Hill would be a late rounder.

The reasons the Jets don't need to draft Benjamin is because of similarities to Decker not Hill.

Benjamin = Plaxico

hansumjay
hansumjay

@Pat d  Hill's development isn't my worry; it's his durability that scares me.

funkymonk
funkymonk

Huh? No need to bring race into this. The similarity is that both are being considered because of their size rather than because of a particularly impressive college career (Benjamin had a single productive season of <1k yards). I acknowledged they're not the same player, I'd just rather we take a proven talent rather than an "athlete".

I'm not even close to an expert on draft prospects, that's just my 2 cents based on what I've read about him.