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NFL Mock Draft 2014: San Diego Chargers Select Kelvin Benjamin

With the twenty-fifth overall pick in the 2014 Canal Street Chronicles community mock draft, the San Diego Chargers (represented by Lostastic) select...

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Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

Kelvin Benjamin would be a best available pick here at the 25th draft pick. WR is a need but not necessary a high priority for the Chargers. With many of the defensive lineman off the board and the top CBs, I look to selecting Kelvin Benjamin as a pick that has a high upside. A safe pick.

The Chargers are wanting to getting back to those 2006-09 Norv Turner playoff runs days; after making the playoffs last year. Offensive-minded head coach, Mike McCoy would love to give his QB, Phillip Rivers, another weapon. Rivers had a Pro Bowl year throwing 32 TDs and 4,478 yds with a QB Rating of 105.5. A big target like 6'5" 240 Benjamin can be used opposite of Keenan Allen. Allen had a great rookie season with 71 rec and 1,046 yds. Danny Woodhead gathered up yards rushing and receiving exactly how D. Sproles was used in New Orleans.

I see the Bolts trying to create their own prolific offense like we have in New Orleans or AFC West division rival, Denver Broncos. Besides Keenan Allen, the Bolts WRs are Vincent BrownEddie Royal, and after suffering a neck injury last year, Malcolm Floyd is set to return in 2014. Benjamin could copy the steps of Allen's rookie season. He could come in not expected to start and learn from the veteran WRs before making an impact later in the season. Allen stepped up after Malcolm Floyd's injury last Sept. 15 in Philadelphia. Allen was nominated for Offensive Rookie of the Year but lost to Green Bay's RB Eddie Lacy in 2013. With Benjamin the Bolts would have enough depth on offense to compete for the division against Denver and Kansas City who also made the playoffs with highly efficient offenses.

2013: Second Team All-ACC. Led conference with 15 receiving TDs, which also tied FSU single-season record. Scored game-winning 2-yard TD with 13 seconds to win National Championship vs. Auburn. 2012: Played in all 14 games, did not start. 2011: Redshirted. High School: No. 8 WR nationally (Rivals). Played only three years at Glades (Fla.) Central.-Nolan Nawrocki (


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Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2014 CSC Community Mock Draft Hub.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Houston Texans QB Teddy Bridgewater - Louisville
Tee Word 30%
2 St. Louis Rams DE Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina Kevin Sean Held 57%
3 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Johnny Manziel - Texas A&M Alex Swift 59%
4 Cleveland Browns WR Sammy Watkins - Clemson Shadow Flash 80%
5 Oakland Raiders LB Khalil Mack - Buffalo Khannar 71%
6 Atlanta Falcons OT Greg Robinson - Auburn Dave Choate 80%
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Blake Bortles - UCF russty 31%
8 Minnesota Vikings CB Justin Gilbert - Oklahoma St. JackMarzullo 50%
9 Buffalo Bills OT Jake Matthews - Texas A&M Letloosethedogsofwar 88%
10 Detroit Lions WR Mike Evans - Texas A&M Monkey Poop Battle 49%
11 Tennessee Titans LB Anthony Barr - UCLA Lostastic 60%
12 NY Giants TE Eric Ebron - UNC Khannar 78%
13 St. Louis Rams S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - Alabama hooahsaint2.0 74%
14 Chicago Bears NT Aaron Donald - Pittsburgh BlackandGold4ever 82%
15 Pittsburgh Steelers NT Louis Nix III - Notre Dame saintmanumit 36%
16 Dallas Cowboys DE Kony Ealy - Missouri Ryan Edwards 63%
17 Baltimore Ravens OT Taylor Lewan - Michigan Tee Word 66%
18 NY Jets CB Darqueze Dennard - Michigan State Monkey Poop Battle 62%
19 Miami Dolphins OL Zack Martin - Notre Dame Letloosethedogsofwar 74%
20 Arizona Cardinals QB Derek Carr - Fresno State Alex Swift 72%
21 Green Bay Packers S Calvin Pryor - Louisville BlackandGold4ever 81%
22 Philadelphia Eagles WR Marqise Lee - USC organictallman
23 Kansas City Chiefs WR Brandin Cooks - Oregon St. coldpizza
24 Cincinnati Bengals DT Ra'Shede Hageman - Minnesota coldpizza
25 San Diego Chargers WR Kelvin Benjamin - Florida St. Lostastic
26 Cleveland Browns
Shadow Flash
27 New Orleans Saints
Dave Cariello
28 Carolina Panthers
Ryan Edwards
29 New England Patriots
Shadow Flash
30 San Francisco 49ers
31 Denver Broncos
Alex Swift
32 Seattle Seahawks