NFC South: Top 10 playmakers in the division
10) Kelvin Benjamin, WR
January 10, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) catches a pass against the defense of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the first half in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. The play did not result in a touchdown. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Kelvin Benjamin had a very good rookie season with the Carolina Panthers and quickly became Cam Newton’s number one wide receiver. Benjamin surpassed the 1,000 yard mark with his 73 receptions and found the end zone nine different times. Benjamin was the second highest targeted wide receiver in the NFC South in 2015 with 146 targets. Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons was first with 164.
Benjamin’s 6-5, 245 pound frame gives him the advantage on almost every play and should have no problem shredding defenses for many years to come. The Florida State product is one of the top young wide receivers and will have several pro bowls land in his lap in the next few years.