Biography: Four-year starter awarded all-conference honors since his sophomore season. Senior totals included 65 receptions/923 yards/5 TDs after he had 50/812/10 as a junior. Broke onto the scene as a true freshman in 2008, posting 68/782/10.
Positives: Slippery, elusive pass catcher with reliable hands. Quickly releases off the line into pass routes, immediately gets to top speed and comes back to the ball out of breaks. Runs sharp routes, quickly gets into breaks and stays low on exit. Extends his hands to make the reception away from his frame. Quickly transitions from making the catch to running after the reception. Easily adjusts to the errant throw and is an agile receiver who adjusts to make tough catches. Does not go down without a fight. Works hard as a downfield blocker.
Negatives: Does not display a burst in his game and lacks top-end speed. Will struggle in battles at the next level.
Analysis: Benford was consistent and productive on the college level. He offers enough skill to produce as a fifth receiver in the NFL for a variety of offensive schemes and would help his cause by showing return skills this summer.
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