Dec 7, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (1) breaks free for a touchdown as Duke Blue Devils cornerback Ross Cockrell (6) defends in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Patriots Interested In Kelvin Benjamin?

Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (1) celebrates his winning touchdown catch against the Auburn Tigers during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, the Patriots recently worked out wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.

While it would be nice for Tom Brady to have a guy with that kind of size on the outside, I don’t think they should address the wide receiver position that early in the draft. Benjamin is expected to be a first round pick, and there are other areas New England must address on day one of the draft. Defensive tackle, tight end, offensive line, linebacker, and defensive end are all much more important needs for the Pats.

I do like Benjamin as a prospect though. He has the size, and he has the athleticism. With the proper development, he could turn himself into a fine receiver in this league.

Benjamin racked up 54 receptions, 1,011 yards, and 15 touchdowns in 2013. Even more impressive was his 18.7 yards per catch average.

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