2014 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Panthers
Benjamin would be an excellent fit on a team that already possesses two solid starters at wide receiver. This would allow him the necessary time to develop his skills for one full season. Benjamin has all the potential in the world; however, his skill-set is very raw and currently relies too much on athleticism and size.
Huge for a wide receiver. Will be a nightmare matchup in and around the end zone as he is also blessed with a huge wingspan. Route-running is barely developed at all and needs a ton of work. Deceptive speed, long strides. Could become a serious talent if improving upon his ability to get off the line and use his hands effectively to make the most of the five-yard bump. Unreal length, solid vertical.
Below-average focus when it comes to securing the catch. Will sometimes bobble an easy reception. Average hands. Does well to high point the ball. Needs to learn to catch with his hands and not allow the ball into his frame more consistently. Rarely comes back to the football.
Benjamin rates as a late first to mid second rounder in the 2014 NFL Draft.
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Ealy has a bright future ahead of him. He chose to forgo his senior season and will enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Blessed with prototypical height and length, he looks like a great 4-3 DE fit or even a 3-4 DE further down the line depending on how his frame fills out in the years to come.
The lazy comparison would be to former Missouri DE/OLB Aldon Smith. Ealy is a different player though with a little more girth and strength to his game. He gets off the line well, although occasionally will play too high. This allows the blocker to get under him with leverage. Ealy needs to really improve his hand fighting since he will sometimes spend too much time trying to disengage. Good spin move and swim move.
Solid in run support. At his best when he can move to a spot and occupying a lane against zone blocking. Above-average range and moves with good pace down the line. Looks for big hit too often and would be better off wrapping up and driving the ball-carrier to the ground.
Above-average motor. Really relentless in pursuit and takes nice angles on the backside. Will probably need to add another 20 pounds of muscle, especially in his lower body, to become a full-time starter.
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