One anonymous NFL team likely won’t select Kelvin Benjamin in May’s draft.
Benjamin skipped a workout with an NFL coach because he was “too tired,” NFL Media’s Gil Brandt reported Thursday. The coach made a special trip to visit the 6-foot-5, 240-pound former Florida State wide receiver.
Eugene Parker, Benjamin’s agent, later denied to Brandt that the receiver had skipped the workout.
Benjamin is projected as a late first-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft. He turned out a disappointing workout at the NFL Scouting Combine in February — running a 4.61-second 40-yard dash, 7.33-second three-cone drill and 4.39 second short shuttle — and news of him skipping a pre-draft workout could cause him to fall into the second round.
Benjamin reportedly worked out for Bill Belichick and six New England Patriots staff members in March.
Benjamin had 54 receptions for 1,011 yards with 15 touchdowns in 2013 with the Seminoles. He had 54 yards on four catches with one touchdown in Florida State’s BCS national championship game win over Auburn in January.