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Tim Benford

Tim Benford - #3 - WR

Height: 5-11 1/4
Weight: 205
Speed: 4.54
Arm: 33 1/8
Hand: 8 7/8
Wingspan: 76 3/8
Birthdate: 09/07/1989
Hometown: Red Bank, TN
Grade: 4.85

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
04/02/2012 Tennessee-Chattanooga Pro Day 5-11 5/8 197 9 32 3/8 10'1" 32 1/2 4.55 12.28
03/14/2012 Tennessee Tech Pro Day 5-11 1/4 203 8 7/8 33 1/8 76 3/8 4.54 15 10'1" 33 4.35 7.30
02/29/2012 Combine 5-11 1/4 205 8 7/8 33 1/8 76 3/8 4.55 15
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 5-11 3/8 199 8 3/4 33 1/4 76 5/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-11 3/8 192 8 3/4 33 76 1/4 4.55

 

Notes:

The Tennessee prep also played defensive back while lettering in basketball and track. Led the Ohio Valley Conference in receptions and was named the conference’s Newcomer of the Year as a true freshman in 2008 after grabbing 68 passes for 782 yards (11.5-yard average) and 10 touchdowns in 12 games (11 starts). Was the team’s top receiver again in ’09 after posting 33-580-2 (17.6) in 10 starts. Did not play against Eastern Illinois (suspension). Recorded 50-812-10 (16.2) in 11 starts at wide receiver in ’10. Was the Golden Eagles top receiver for a fourth consecutive season and was named the OVC Offensive Player of the Year in ’11 after grabbing 65-923-5 (14.2) in 11 starts. Has three career fumbles.

Positives:

Good size and arm length. Smooth athlete. Accelerates and turns over his stride fluidly. Can extend and pluck throws at the high point. Good short-area quickness. Productive, tough, durable, four-year starter. Has some upside. Solid showing at the East-West Shrine Game.

Negatives:

Has small hands. Has to bulk up his frame and get stronger. Susceptible to the jam. Lacks elite top-end speed to separate vertically. Unrefined route runner. Carries the ball loosely as a runner. Marginal blocker. Limited return experience. Was held in check against better competition — 20-253-1 (8.4) in seven career games vs. Division-I opponents. Needs to mature. Could take time to grasp a sophisticated playbook.

Summary:

Raw, talented, “Z” receiver who is rough around the edges and would be best served landing in a veteran locker room with a strong, patient position coach who can help provide structure in his life.


Tim Benford's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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