The Philadelphia Eagles are likely to be in the market for a wide receiver in next month’s draft after the releasing of leading receiver DeSean Jackson and one player who could fill the shoes of Jackson is former Florida State Seminoles receiver Kelvin Benjamin who visited the team today.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 7, 2014
The Eagles own the 22nd pick in the draft and Benjamin is viewed as a player who should be available when Chip Kelly’s team is on the clock.
The 6-5, 240-pound Benjamin is literally the biggest receiver in this–or any other draft–and after being the preferred target for Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston at FSU could step in and offer Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin support in three-wide receiver sets.
Further, his exceptional size will be a huge asset in the red zone where he can box out smaller cornerbacks and safeties and high-point the football as he did in the BCS National Championship Game when he caught the game-winning touchdown with 13 seconds remaining.