Panthers beat writer David Newton predicts eight TDs for rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin: "If Kelvin Benjamin doesn't score more than four touchdowns, I would be surprised. One of the reasons the Panthers drafted Benjamin was because at 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds he is a huge target in the red zone. From what I've seen so far there will be little hesitation to throw it up high and let him go get it. I'll go one step further. I wouldn't be shocked if Benjamin equaled or surpassed Steve Smith's touchdown total (eight) of the past two seasons combined."
Kelvin 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 least.