The Baltimore Ravens have selected Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman with the 26th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. This is the 20th draft that the organization has participated in, and the Ravens have selected three wide receivers in the first round in their draft history.
More from Baltimore Ravens
- Baltimore Ravens: Will this be Breshad Perriman’s last game as a Raven?
- Baltimore Ravens: Why RG3 Will Not Make the Ravens’ 53-Man Roster
- Baltimore Ravens have to make a decision on resting key offensive players
- Baltimore Ravens Cornerback Situation With Jimmy Smith Likely Suspended
- Top 5 Baltimore Ravens to Get on Your Fantasy Football Team
Ozzie Newsome sees something in Perriman that makes him believe that Perriman is the next in line of terrific first-rounders to make an impact in Baltimore. He will have to show Ravens fans that he won’t fall in the footsteps of past first-round picks Mark Clayton and Travis Taylor.
The Ravens have been known for having terrific success with their first-round picks. Ray Lewis, Jonathan Ogden and Ed Reed represent the past era of first-round picks to leave an impact on this organization. Today, it is Joe Flacco, Terrell Suggs and the reigning AFC Rookie of the Year C.J. Mosley that are leading the way.
Perriman has boom or bust potential, but gives Flacco a much need target with the departures of Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones. Perriman has blazing speed with a 4.24 and 4.27 40-yard-dash times, and has the height and wingspan to make a difference at the next level. The knock on him has been drops, but if he can clean that up, the Ravens may have found themselves a star in the making.
More from The Baltimore Wire
- What other Baltimore Orioles Offseason Storylines will you be interested in seeing?
- Baltimore Orioles to Face Numerous Playoff Contenders Down the Stretch
- Baltimore Orioles Showing Encouraging Signs During Recent Wins
- The Baltimore Orioles and the Expanded September Roster
- Maryland Football: Terps honor Jordan McNair, beat Longhorns 34-29