The fans finally got what they were looking for, even if it was an unfamiliar name. With the fifth pick in the fourth round, the Cleveland Browns selected wide receiver Travis Benjamin out of the University of Miami.
Rated as the No. 174 overall prospect by ESPN, he is about 5-feet-11-inches and had pretty mediocre stats during his senior season with 41 catches for 609 yards and three TDs. Although he is small, has small hands and has struggled with drops, he’s rated as having exceptional big-play ability because of his speed.
He supposedly ran a 4.36 40 during the combine, one of the best among all prospects, according to NFL Draft Scout. He ran track for the Hurricanes back in college too, and should be an immediate boost to a receiving corps alongside last year’s top wideout Greg Little.
He’s listed as being a competitive player with average separation and footwork. Benjamin was picked just a few slots after his Miami teammate RB Lamar Miller, who went to the Dolphins.
Look for the Browns to go back on the defensive side of things again with their next pick here in the fourth round. Needs remain at CB and OLB.
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