49ers visited with WR Kelvin Benjamin

49ers visited with WR Kelvin Benjamin
April 26, 2014, 11:30 am
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As a redshirt sophomore, Kelvin Benjamin caught 54 passes for 1,011 yards and an ACC-best 15 touchdowns. (USATSI)

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories focused on the 49ers’ trek toward the 2014 NFL Draft (May 8-10). We'll have content every day, including position breakdowns, retrospectives, mock drafts, comments from general manager Trent Baalke and more.

The 49ers’ evaluation of wide receivers for the upcoming draft included a visit from Kelvin Benjamin of Florida State, a source told CSNBayArea.com.

Benjamin (6-foot-5, 240 pounds) was the second-tallest wideout invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. At 34 7/8 inches, his arm length was second behind only Mike Evans of Texas A&M. Benjamin ran an official time of 4.61 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

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Benjamin declared for the NFL draft after his redshirt sophomore season. In his final season at Florida State, he caught 54 passes for 1,011 yards and a school-record-tying 15 touchdowns. General manager Trent Baalke attended Benjamin's pro day on March 19.

He is projected as a first- or second-round draft pick in the draft.

Benjamin is the fourth-known wide receiver to meet with the 49ers at their Santa Clara facility, following reports of visits from Martavis Bryant (Clemson), Paul Richardson (Colorado) and Albert Wilson (Georgia State).

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In addition, John Morton, the 49ers’ receivers coach, attended a workout Friday for Indiana wideout Cody Latimer, who did not work out at the Combine due to a fractured foot.

Saturday is the last day that draft-eligible players are allowed to visit the facilities of NFL teams. The draft is scheduled for May 8-10.