The first day of the 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone. The Baltimore Ravens have chosen Breshad Perriman, the wide receiver out of the University of Central Florida. After the departures of Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones, Perriman is the newest edition to the Ravens offense. At six-foot-two and 212 pounds, Perriman is a big body with 4.2 speed. That’s a great combo for a receiver of his size. According to his NFL.com scouting report, he’s inconsistent in his route running and doesn’t run the routes with precision he needs to when he is not the primary target.
That won’t fly in the NFL.
Especially with Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense. He’s going to have to work for all the catches he wants. With Smith and Jones gone, Perriman adds more size to a wide receiving core that has a total of four guys over six feet tall.
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Perriman will be a welcome addition to the Baltimore Ravens offense because of his size, speed and athleticism. It’s clear that the Ravens are building a crew of wide receivers that can go up and high point the ball over the top of shorter corners. That can work in their favor if they play their cards right and Flacco can be the gunslinger he was in years past.
If Perriman can become a consistent route runner, not just on the ones where he’ll be the one getting the ball, he’ll be a great receiver for the Ravens. He’s known to have inconsistent hands which is a problem, but the Ravens coaching staff can work with him on that.
Perriman can be a great receiver in the NFL. He has a few things to fix about his game, but he can do it with good focus and repetition. Welcome to the team Breshad.