Originally posted by JamesGatz83:LOL. Ok, let's hear your list. I assume you've only seen highlights and the national title game.
I've seen every single game the guy has played. He is arguably the best blocking receiver I've seen in 20+ years of watching a ton of football. He has a varied route tree and his route running developed significantly this year. He is explosive after the catch and was even used often on end-arounds at FSU. He separates exceptionally for a receiver of his size and has very reliable hands in traffic. He has a huge catch radius and terrific body control. Plus, he's clutch and proved himself a reliable third-down weapon (plus that little catch pictured above was pretty clutch too).
Hes explosive after the catch if hes running full speed.
He doesn't get seperation he boxes out.
His release is sluggish.
He loses tons of speed when he cuts.
He doesn't have excellent body control. MiKe Evans has excellent body control. Benjamin has slow reaction and poor adjustment.
His hands are not reliable in traffic and the NCG proved that. He nearly folded in the biggest game of his life.
And yea he made the game winning TD. The DB was left on an island against a TE body. Pretty simple to make the play there. At that point if you don't make the play you don't deserve to be there.
I wouldn't pick him the 1st but thats just me.His size is intriguing but his mechanics are poor. I've seen FSU play Pitt, Clemson, Duke , Florida, and Auburn. Thats a good sample size.
[ Edited by eonblue on Jan 20, 2014 at 9:57 PM ]