While his team stunk, 2015 was a fantastic year for impending free agent wide receiver Travis Benjamin. Benjamin was originally a fourth round pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft, but rarely played in his first three years in the league.
However in 2015, Travis Benjamin had by far and away his best season as a professional with 68 receptions for 966 yards and five touchdowns, all career highs. Keep in mind that he put up these numbers for a team whose quarterback tandem was the injured Josh McCown and the troubled Johnny Manziel.
Benjamin also was able to contribute at a high level on special teams for the Cleveland Browns in 2015, as he 28 punt returns for 324 yards and a touchdown. Being that Benjamin is only 26 and is coming off a career year, he might stand as a very strong candidate for the Atlanta Falcons’ receiving corps in 2016.
Travis Benjamin has worked with Kyle Shanahan in Cleveland in 2014 when he was the offensive coordinator. He’ll have an accurate passer throwing him the ball in starting quarterback in Matt Ryan. Should the Atlanta Falcons choose to cut kick returner/wide receiver Devin Hester this offseason, Benjamin would emerge as a candidate that could help Atlanta on special teams, but thrive in the West Coast offense as a No. 2 wideout for the Falcons.
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