NFL Draft Class of 2014 Receivers

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Oct 19, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) catches a pas as Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams (38) defends during the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Kelvin Benjamin Stats

52 catches 768 yards 14.8 ypc 8 touchdowns 11 games

Why is he on the list? 

For Kelvin Benjamin, leading all rookie receivers in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns is enough to get on the list. The 6’5″ 240 pounder bullies corners with his height, weight and strength to wall defenders off and high point the ball. Most NFL corners are somewhere around 5’11” so it just isn’t fair covering a a man with that height, weight, strength, and hands.

Why isn’t he higher? 

Bully ball is effective but isn’t going to work on everyone so you need more than height and weight to beat elite corners. He’s not a sudden route-runner nor does have the speed to separate and only has a 33 inch vertical leap with his height. Another part of being a great receiver is getting separation as there are others receivers his size that can plus he plays in a bad division.