'Catching everything,' Kelvin Benjamin was the 'star' of minicamp

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Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin was the star of the camp, catching everything in sight including two amazing grabs on back-to-back days.

On Thursday, he made a catch in the back left corner of the end zone on pass from backup quarterback Derek Anderson, reaching over cornerback Melvin White and ripping the ball away while falling backward. He showed incredible concentration, somehow managing to keep his feet inbounds as his momentum carried him away from the play.

It's pretty clear the Panthers will use Benjamin's height in the red zone, particularly on fade routes to the corner of the end zone. In some cases he'll have six to eight inches on a cornerback, giving him a huge advantage in those jump ball situations.

Benjamin said his plan is to remain in Charlotte and get a better grasp on the playbook and develop some chemistry with QB Cam Newton, who's recovering from ankle surgery.

Fantasy Impact: 

Benjamin figures to play right away for the Panthers even though he’s something of a project as a route runner. At 6’5”, he should be a factor in the red zone at the very least. There is major opportunity in the Carolina passing game.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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