Ravens' draft prospect: Kelvin Benjamin

April, 9, 2014
Apr 9
With 29 days until the NFL draft begins, here is a potential draft prospect for the Baltimore Ravens:


Position: Wide receiver

School: Florida State

Height/weight: 6-5, 240

Round projection: Late first-round pick

File this away: Benjamin caught 15 touchdown passes, which tied a Florida State single-season record.

Good: His size makes him a physical mismatch for defenders. Benjamin has the athleticism to make leaping grabs and the strength to break tackles after the catch. He has the confidence and competitiveness needed to be a big-play NFL receiver.

Bad: Benjamin doesn't have elite speed, causing some to wonder whether he's more of a hybrid tight end. He had a good number of drops last season, so concentration is a question mark. His route-running has to improve at the next level.

Bottom line: The Ravens brought in Benjamin for a pre-draft visit, so there is interest in him. He has the potential to be a No. 1 receiver in the league, but he's still a little too raw for the Ravens to take him at No. 17. Benjamin could be in play for the Ravens if they trade down in the first round.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter



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