I have to admit, when I first looked at Breshad Perriman my first thought was “Tentacle Excretion”! I wasn’t impressed. Buts its amazing what a fast 40 time will do to get you to take a second look. At his Pro Day Perriman was clocked between 4.19 and 4.27 seconds.
How did I miss this guy on my initial evaluation! He must have ran right by me. You would have thought I would have noticed the 6’2, 212 pound streak though…
The thing is, one of Perriman’s weaknesses is my pet peeve: Hands. Perriman had an uncharacteristic amount of drops at UCF. But upon closer review, when I watch Perriman, I see a guy that catches with his hands, not is body. Its not a fundamental flaw in technique. Its sort of an inexplicable lapse of skill. While Perriman has some drops, he also has some great catches where he fights for the ball – and I love that!
Perriman’s production at UCF is hard to miss. In 2013 when the #1 pick of the 2014 draft was his QB, he had over 800 yards receiving. When Bortles left UCF you know what happened to Perriman’s stats? They got better. In 2014 Perriman had 1044 yards receiving on just 50 catches. That’s over 20 yards per catch. A lot of those catches went for TDs – he had 9 TDs in 2014.
In February Perriman was a bit of a secret among scouts. But his pro day put him on the map. The experts are talking about Perriman. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com states “His drops will drive teams crazy, but his physical traits and ability to hit the big play should warrant early round consideration.”
This draft is full of big receivers. Perriman sets himself apart from the others with his insane speed. Perriman is a big play threat and will change the way opposing defenses play against an offense.
I’m not too proud to admit that Perriman snuck up on me. In my Galaxy we have a weapon that does exactly that. We take this satellite, send it revolving around an unsuspecting planet broadcasting Barney Miller re-runs. All of the sudden a laser shoots out of the satellite at the speed of light and destroys the planet. It’s awesome! The Alien Weapon of Destruction that best resembles Perriman is the Revolving Laser of Death. Try to be on the lookout for it.
Watch some Perriman Highlights Here!