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Report: Kelvin Benjamin leaping from the ‘Noles to the pros

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Florida State has received (mostly) good news on the early-entry front the past couple of days.  That run of good fortune, however, has ended.  Reportedly.

Citing sources close to Kelvin Benjamin, Tom D’Angelo of the Palm Beach Post is reporting that the FSU wide receiver has decided to leave the Seminoles and make himself available for the NFL draft.  Obviously, neither the player nor the school have publicly confirmed what Benjamin’s football future holds.

A freak of an athlete at 6-5, 234 pounds, Benjamin led the Seminoles with 15 touchdown receptions and was second in catches (54) and receiving yards (1,011).  Benjamin’s last catch at the collegiate was the game-winning touchdown in the BCS title game against Auburn.

Benjamin joins defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan as draft-eligible FSU players leaving Tallahassee early.  Offensive linemen Cameron Irving, Josue Matias and Tre’ Jackson, wide receiver Rashad Greene (FSU’s leading receiver), running back Karlos Williams and tight end Nick O’Leary have all announced in recent days that they will be returning.

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8 Responses to “Report: Kelvin Benjamin leaping from the ‘Noles to the pros”
  1. blacknole08 says: Jan 10, 2014 1:09 PM

    I think he needs to come back for another year, but it’s his choice.

  2. noleitup says: Jan 10, 2014 1:14 PM

    Yeah we all saw this coming. His combine and pro day numbers are gonna play a huge role in what round he gets drafted in. My guess is an early 2nd.

  3. theesquireof212 says: Jan 10, 2014 1:16 PM

    I would have loved for him to come back, but so be it. Good luck, as always. Hope he falls to #12.

  4. realfootballfan says: Jan 10, 2014 1:23 PM

    Most Nole fans have expected this. I have heard grades are a problem for the young man, so he might feel like he has no choice. Either way it goes, I wish him well and hope it works out for him. Good luck KB.

  5. capspats says: Jan 10, 2014 1:37 PM

    Love this guy. He’ll probably be gone, but maybe the pats could get him

  6. thraiderskin says: Jan 10, 2014 1:50 PM

    That one might hurt… I don’t care what anyone says, but replacing a guy who is 6’5″ and skilled will be very difficult.

  7. soflosportsfan says: Jan 10, 2014 2:16 PM

    I thought the two “most important” players FSU had on each side of the ball was Benjamin(aside from Jameis) and Jernigan(made things easier for Joyner). Look for Karlos Williams to have a monster year though

  8. DonKellyBaby says: Jan 10, 2014 7:54 PM

    Benjamin has all of the physical tools you look for in a WR, but I really believe this was a bad long-term decision by him.

    He’ll blow up the combine and get overdrafted by a team and either take time to develop into a good NFL WR or he’ll become bust.

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