In the photo above you can clearly see wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin taking snaps at the NFL Draft Combine held in Indianapolis last month.
The former Florida State Seminoles wideout didn't dare miss that workout, but the same can't be said for one that he had planned this week.
According to NFL senior analyst Gil Brandt, the 23-year old Benjamin "30th in my new rankings. Was told KB recently blew off workout w NFL coach who had made special trip, said he was too tired."
This is literally the exact thing you do not do right before the NFL draft. It doesn't matter if the scout is from a team that you don't really play for because; A) You made the agreement to play and you follow through with it like a man, and B) it makes every other team in the draft question your already in-doubt reputation.
It is simply mind-blowing to see such an awful decision at this point in the draft process, and Benjamin will need to issue a direct apology and better explanation for his decision.
By refusing to show up to a workout because he was “too tired,” teams around the league should question Benjamin’s work ethic,making it a major red flag.
The intensity and tenacity of NFL sides pre-season workouts and camps above and beyond anything Benjamin will have faced in Florida State, you really have to question his mentality of making that adjustment to professional football.