Data Scout Notes: HMC/PMaxwell/PBiletnikoff/PWCamp/1st C/1st M
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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09/04/16 - WR Arrelious Benn was the recipient of good news on Sunday when the Jaguars decided to place offensive tackle Josh Wells on injured reserve. Wells had surgery to repair his injured thumb in early August and the recovery period had been slow for Wells. Benn was cut by the team on Saturday but with Wells going on IR, it opened up a roster spot that the team filled with Benn.
08/31/16 - WR Arrelious Benn has one last opportunity to show Jaguar coaches that he should be included in the mix of wide receivers that make the team. Benn may be the second-fastest player of the group (behind only Marqise Lee) and has more experience than some others with 37 games (24 starts) in three seasons with Tampa Bay. What Benn is fighting is the fact that he spent the entire 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons on injured reserve with various injuries.
08/10/16 - WR Arrelious Benn caught a 70-yard pass from backup quarterback Chad Henne on the final play of Monday's practice. It was supposed to be a two-minute drill, but Benn caught a short pass near the sideline, broke away from CB Aaron Colvin and went the distance to end the Jaguars' practice session.
08/25/15 - WR Arrelious Benn was placed on reserve/injured by the Jaguars after suffering a broken collarbone.
08/03/15 - It's been three years since WR Arrelious Benn has appeared in an NFL game. Those are the first odds he has to overcome. Add in the fact that he entered training camp no better than the sixth best receiver on the team and his chances of making the Jaguars roster seemed remote. But Benn is continuing a strong showing that he exhibited in OTAs to go with a fast start in the opening four days of training camp to indicate that he's determined to do whatever it takes to be on the 53-man roster come September.
Benn is a former second-round draft pick of Tampa Bay in 2010 following a stellar career at Illinois. He left there after his junior season, ranking fourth in school history with 3,613 all-purpose yards. He totaled 159 receptions for 2,221 yards and seven touchdown.
But starting 31 games in his first 2½ years with the Bucs, he's experienced several injuries that have kept him off the field. He missed the final half of the 2012 season with shoulder and knee injuries that landed him on injured reserve. He was then traded to Philadelphia during the offseason but missed the entire season with an ACL injury suffered in training camp. A year ago he participated in the preseason with the Eagles but was placed on injured reserve and later received an injury settlement.
Benn has been healthy during his time with the Jaguars and appears to be taking advantage of his opportunity. The Jaguars like his size (6-foot-2, 220) as a receiver and the fact that he can also return kicks adds to his value. He's caught the eye of head coach Gus Bradley several times during training camp.
"You know what? When you look at him and his size, he's really strong," the Jaguars coach noted. "I think when you look at a guy that could be a fourth or fifth receiver type that guy's got to play a lot of special teams, so when you look at him and his size and what he brings to the table especially if he's a No. 5 he's going to have to play four core (special teams) so that size is an adv