2012 NFL Draft: Browns Take Miami WR Travis Benjamin With Fourth-Round Pick

The Cleveland Browns have selected University of Miami receiver Travis Benjamin with the No. 5 pick of the fourth round. Tom Heckert has been blasted by Browns fans for years for refusing to take a wide receiver in the draft, to punch up one of the least productive pass-catching corps in the league. And he went ahead right at the top of the 3rd day and selected a speedster from the U.

Benjamin had 41 catches for 609 yards and three touchdowns last season with the Hurricanes. His best game came against North Carolina, when he had eight catches for 99 yards and a touchdown.

He had five games with at least four catches and was second on the team in both receptions and yards.

Benjamin is slight, at 5-10 and 172 pounds, but he is also a speed-burner. At the Combine, he was clocked at 4.36 in the 40.

The Browns have one more fourth-round pick (No. 25 in the fourth, No. 120 overall), and then a handful more:

Round 5: No. 160

Round 6: No. 204

Round 6: No. 205

Round 7: No. 245

Round 7: No. 247

For more on the Cleveland Browns, go to Dawgs By Nature. You can also get all of your professional football news over at SB Nation's NFL hub, or check out SB Nation's YouTube channel:

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.