Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin to enter 2014 NFL Draft

Kelvin Benjamin will forever be remembered at FSU for this game-winning catch.  (USATSI)
Kelvin Benjamin will forever be remembered at FSU for this game-winning catch. (USATSI)

Kelvin Benjamin will leave Florida State on top, leaving school early to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. 

The Palm Beach Post, citing a source with knowledge of Benjamin's decision, also reported that the 6-foot-5, 234 pound wide receiver will forgo his final two seasons of eligibility and enter the draft. Benjamin's break out 2013 season was capped with a game-winning touchdown reception against Auburn in the BCS National Championship game.

Benjamin finished second on the team with 54 receptions for 1,011 yards and led the Seminoles with 15 touchdown receptions. While the redshirt sophomore's numbers don't jump off the stat sheet, Benjamin's rare combination of size and athletic ability make him an intriguing prospect for any NFL team looking to enhance its passing game.

In the days since Florida State claimed the national title, the NFL-related announcements have included less departures than many expected. While Benjamin will reportedly join defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan in the 2014 NFL Draft, Cameron Irving, Josue Matias, Tre’ Jackson, Rashad Greene, Karlos Williams and Nick O’Leary have all announced they will return for the 2014 season.

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Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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