Posted January 10, 2014

Report: Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin to enter NFL draft

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Kelvin Benjamin (Harry How/Getty Images)

Kelvin Benjamin’s TD catch gave FSU its first national title since 1999. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, this week’s Sports Illustrated cover boy, will enter the NFL draft, reports Tom D’Angelo of the Palm Beach Post.

Benjamin caught the game-winning touchdown in the BCS title game with 13 seconds left.

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A 6-5, 234-pound redshirt sophomore, Benjamin caught 54 passes for 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. He was second on the team in receiving yards.

Benjamin, who turns 23 next month, joins defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and running back James Wilder as Seminoles underclassmen to declare for the draft. Projections have Benjamin as either a late first-round or second-round pick.

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