Matt in Tampa writes: How is Arrelious Benn doing? He seemed invisible against Miami and I see that he is 3rd string at the Z WR position behind Maurice Stovall and Sammie Stroughter. Is he really struggling?
Pat Yasinskas: I don’t think it would be fair or accurate to say Benn is struggling. He did get off to a quiet start in camp, but that happens with a lot of rookie receivers. He’s come on in practice over the last week or so and is progressing nicely. I don’t think he’s ready for a spot in the starting lineup. But, if continues to make progress, he could earn a spot in the receiver rotation.
Benn and Mike Williams seemed like they'd make a nice, young starting duo for the Bucs this season but it looks like that's not going to happen right now. Benn probably isn't worth drafting unless you have very deep rosters, but keep him in mind as the season goes on because he could be a waiver wire pickup.