FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin discusses his first of three TD catches against Florida.

FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin appears to be headed for the NFL.

The redshirt sophomore receiver is going to declare for the NFL Draft, according to Tom D’Angelo of the Palm Beach Post.

Benjamin (6-5, 235) had a breakout season for the Seminoles, recording 15 touchdown receptions and 1,011 receiving yards. He was the hero of the BCS National Championship Game against Auburn, hauling in a game-winning two-yard touchdown reception with 13 seconds remaining.

Remember, Benjamin turns 23 in February, so his decision to leave for the draft is not surprising. Given his rare combination of size and athleticism, some mock drafts have projected him to be a first-round selection.

FSU WR Rashad Greene announced yesterday that he was staying at FSU for his senior season, giving the Seminoles one returning starting WR for QB Jameis Winston

Other FSU underclassmen that have declared for the NFL Draft include junior DT Timmy Jernigan and junior RB James Wilder Jr. The only likely early-entry candidate who has not announced his decision yet is junior RB Devonta Freeman.  


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