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This Is What A Rookie Of The Year Catch Looks Like From Kelvin Benjamin

This Is What A Rookie Of The Year Catch Looks Like From Kelvin Benjamin

Kelvin Benjamin was picked 28th overall in the 2014 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers.

A new weapon for Cam Newton, Benjamin was the 5th wide receiver picked in this year’s high valued wide receiver draft class.

But was he valued high enough? No.

By Mattis Holt – @matrixholt

I don’t want to be the I told you so guy, but… oh, who am I kidding, I love being the I told you so guy, I tweeted during the draft that Benjamin would be the best wide receiver from this year’s draft, and that Carolina Panthers did an absolute steal with their late 1st round pick.

It’s a mystery that the first 27 teams chose to ignore this guy. He’s 6’5 and 240 lbs. He can catch almost everything. I would imagine that the New England Patriots were really keen but the Panthers were there first.

Benjamin played his college career at Florida State, and ended up as a national champion in his last year. But he is young. He decided to forgo his two last years. That might be the reason he fell that far.

But the Carolina Panthers are happy. Really happy. Number 13 has played eight games. 38 receptions. 571 yards. five touchdowns. Cam Newton seems to look for Benjamin against good defenses, and that was what we saw against the Seattle Seahawks.

Cam threw a deep ball towards Benjamin. He was double covered by Earl Thomas III and Richard Sherman (two of the best defensive players in the league last year) and he made the catch. That’s a Rookie Of The Year catch.

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If he keeps this pace up he would definitely be a candidate for the award, and I can’t see who else would take it from him.

Cam just keeps throwing the ball to him, and he keeps making these sick catches. He might just be the reason that the Panthers makes the playoffs this year.

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