NFL Mock Draft: A Quick 4 Round Browns Mock
Nov 22, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; UCF Knights wide receiver Breshad Perriman (11) catches an 18-yard touchdown pass against the Southern Methodist Mustangs in the first half at Bright House Networks Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports
While the Browns have brought in Brian Hartline and Dwayne Bowe to help improve the receiving group, they still need a guy who can be the #1 for years to come. Breshad Perriman could be that guy. He is a player that the Browns could show interest in at #19 as well. Perriman is 6’2″ and 212 pounds and has great speed. Some NFL Mock Drafts have him going in the middle of the 1st Round but with the depth at receiver in the draft he could fall.
He will need some time to adjust to the NFL but his athletic skills and not being forced into the #1 role right away will help. He needs to develop his hands and route running, Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine’s most important qualities, but with a year under his belt he could take off. Perriman would see limited time early in the season but as he shows in practice, his reps will increase in games. Exactly how rookies should be treated at skill positions.
As we noted, the Cleveland Browns do not have a tight end of note that will scare teams. Walford has the upside to be that guy. At 6’4″ and 250 pounds he has the size to be a good blocker right away. His long arms and big hands give him a catch radius that will make whoever the Browns QB is happy. He has had some focus issues on the field but poor QB play at The U could be part of the issue.
He ran a 4.79 40 yard dash, for his size that is pretty good. He will never be a speed demon but he can play both the in-line and move tight end roles for the Browns. With Bowe, Hartline, and Andrew Hawkins, Perriman and Walford will not be pressed to be huge contributors early and will be given time to develop in season. Walford would be a huge redzone threat with his big body and long arms.
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