Kelvin Benjamin’s season-ending ACL tear Wednesday leaves the Panthers without an obvious No. 1 receiver. A closer look at the other members of their receiving corps:
Devin Funchess: The second-round pick is tall, but he needs to learn to be more physical to be a dominant wideout in the mold of Benjamin.
Jerricho Cotchery: The 12th-year veteran is a steadying influence in the locker room, but he’s a possession receiver at this point in his career.
Corey Brown: The receiver formerly known as “Philly” flashed great speed as an undrafted rookie, but he lacks the size to be a true No. 1 receiver.
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Ted Ginn Jr.: Has proven to be a great fit in Mike Shula’s scheme during two stints with the Panthers, but he is strictly a deep threat.
Brenton Bersin: Wofford graduate has gained the team’s trust with his sure hands and precise routes.
Jarrett Boykin: Charlotte native and former Packers wideout needs to show more consistency if he hopes to make the 53-man roster.
Damiere Byrd: Didn’t catch many passes at South Carolina, but the undrafted rookie’s speed is intriguing.