Nov 1, 2014; East Hartford, CT, USA; UCF Knights wide receiver Breshad Perriman (11) makes a reception for a touchdown against Connecticut Huskies cornerback Jhavon Williams (6) in the second half at Rentschler Field. UConn defeated UCF 37-29. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
41. Breshad Perriman, WR (UCF)
Perriman is a really good deep threat, when he can hold onto the football. I think I see more of a Travis Taylor (a disappointing receiver for the Ravens in the early 2000’s) than a Odell Beckham Jr. in Perriman. Perriman is getting a lot of first round buzz, I’m just not really buying him as a top tier prospect though.
Don’t get me wrong there is a lot to like about Perriman and he is worthy of a second round pick; he certainly has a lot to offer. But when you look at his sloppy route running and his hard football hitting hands, I don’t see the first round grade. He is blazing fast though.
At the UCF Pro Day he had a 4.24 40 yard dash. There are very few players on the planet that can keep up with this guy. I think if you have the right coaching and the right situation, he is a potential star.
Some team will draft Perriman in the first round because of his potential, but it is his potential on the other end that gives me pause. In the second round he is worth the investment.
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