Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 1/19/10: #5 Junior WR, Projected Rd: 1-2 for the 2011 NFL Draft 2008: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 23-101-4.4-2; Rec: 67-1055-15.7-3; PR: 15-114-7.6-0 KR: 20-398-19.9-0; 3 Sol-3 TT; Named fourth-team All-America by Phil Steele Magazine ... Earned first-team All- Big Ten honors by the media and second-team honors by the coaches ... Started and played in all 12 games at receiver ... Posted 1,668 all-purpose yards, which is the third best single-season performance in school history ... Had 67 receptions, fifth-best season in the Illinois record book ... Had five 100-yard receiving games, which is fifth in an Illinois single season ... Ranked 16th in the NCAA and first in the Big Ten in receiving yards per game (87.9) ... Also ranked third in the Big Ten in receptions per game (5.58) ... Ranked fifth in the Big Ten and 33rd in the nation with 139.0 all-purpose yards per contest ... Reached 1,000 yards for the first time in his career and the first for an Illini since 2002 ... One of only four Illini receivers to ever reach 1,000 yards receiving in a season ...2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rush: 32-158-4.9-0; Rec: 54-676-12.5-2; KR: 10-280-28-1; 4 Sol-4 TT; Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Second-Team Freshman All-American (by The Sporting News). Broke the Illini record for receiving yards by a freshman against Ball State (formerly Brandon Lloyd, 511, 1999) ... Broke the UI freshman receptions record (Ty Douthard, 43, 1993) with four catches at Minnesota ... Tied for 15th in receptions per game and 16th in receiving yards per game in the Big Ten ... Ranked 15th in the Big Ten in all-purpose yards ... Had a career-high five catches for 80 yards in the Rose Bowl vs. USC.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bucs picks: Round 2/39 -- Arrelious Benn, WR, 6-2, 220, Illinois: Recruited to Kansas St. by Raheem Morris. Excellent after the catch. - by The Sports Xchange
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03/15/13 - WR Arrelious Benn was acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles along with a 2013 seventh-round draft pick from the Tampa Buccaneers in exchange for a sixth-round pick this year and a conditional draft pick in 2014. Benn played in eight games for the Bucs in 2013, but he had only four catches for 26 yards.
11/23/12 - WR Arrelious Benn was placed on injured reserve Thursday.
A second-round pick from Illinois in 2010, Benn reinjured his right knee in Sunday's 27-21 overtime win over Carolina. He played the entire game covering kicks and at receiver but experienced a great deal of pain in the knee afterward.
The Bucs do not believe Benn's injury is that serious -- possibly a slight tear of the medial collateral ligament. He's expected to make a full recovery after an arthroscopic procedure.
"The knee was a surprise to me," Bucs coach Greg Schiano said. "He's been struggling with (the shoulder), but he came in and said (the knee) was really bothering him, so we looked at it and that's the decision. I'm disappointed because he was helping in a lot of ways but on special teams, he had a really good performance, he had three tackles on special teams in Carolina.
"So again, we've just got to move on and figure out a plan and we'll do that in a couple days how we're going to fill in for him and we'll go on from there."
Benn was injured on the first day of training camp when he collided with cornerback E.J. Biggers, who suffered a broken foot on the play. Benn suffered a sprained right MCL and missed all of the preseason and the regular-season opener before playing as a kickoff returner in Week 2 against the New York Giants.
In eight games this season, Benn caught four passes for 26 yards and rushed three times for 16 yards. He eventually was replaced as the slot receiver by Tiquan Underwood.
Benn suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against Seattle and missed the final game of his rookie season after being placed on injured reserve. Last year, Benn missed two of the final three games after sustaining a neck injury but was not placed on injured reserve.
11/08/12 - WR Arrelious Benn is expected to miss this week's game because of a shoulder injury.
11/07/12 - WR Arrelious Benn (shoulder) did not participate Wednesday.
10/31/12 - WR Arrelious Benn, who began the season as the Bucs' third wdeout, has been reduced to special teams duty after losing his job to Tiquan Underwood.