Connect with us

Carolina Panthers

Kelvin Benjamin says he flunked his forty at the combine on purpose

Today, Kelvin Benjamin the Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver told ESPN.com, that he purposely ran a slow 40 time at the NFL Combine in February “Because I wanted to play for the Carolina Panthers.”

Benjamin was the fifth wide receiver taken in May’s NFL Draft. At 28th overall, Benjamin was selected behind Brandin Cooks (20th overall pick), Odell Beckham Jr. (12th), Mike Evans (7th) and Sammy Watkins (4th).

I don’t understand why a person would do that unless he really did not want to play for a certain team. Benjamin ran a 4.61, which if true will make you wonder if another player does this next year? Imagine if the Raiders have the first pick, would you
run slower? I might……

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

RSS NFL Draft Diamonds

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Marshaun Cameron Colorado State Podcast Marshaun Cameron Colorado State Podcast

The Slightly Personal Podcast: Marshaun Cameron, CB, Colorado State University

On the very first podcast of Christopher Dicerbo’s Slightly Personal Podcast, Chris is joined...

That Sports Guy’s Podcast: Caleb Carter, LB, Southern University

By Craig Forrestal In this episode, we get to know Caleb Carter. Together we...

That Sports Guy’s Podcast: Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina

By Craig Forrestal In this episode, we get to know Isaiah Likely. Together we...

That Sports Guy’s Podcast: Isaiah Chambers, DE/OLB, McNeese State

By Craig Forrestal In this episode, we get to know Isaiah Chambers. Together we...

More in Carolina Panthers