Breshad Perriman Blazes 40; Rising Up Boards?
If Cleveland Browns fans get their wish, the team will draft a wide receiver early in the upcoming NFL Draft. Breshad Perriman is a receiver that you have seen us write about as a Browns option with either the 19th pick in the 1st round but more often with the team’s 2nd round pick.
Today at his Pro Day Perriman may have squelched all notions that he will make it passed the 1st round at all. He ran a sub-4.3 40 yard dash and has social media talking:
The biggest concern with Perriman has been his drops. A big, fast receiver but the inability to catch the ball, especially contested passes, has been a problem. He also doesn’t play as fast as his 40 time suggests. Some of that is due to his route running. There is hope that Perriman can improve catching the ball, whoever drafts him better hope since that is his job, to receive:
That is hopeful thinking. Perriman, 6’2″ and over 210 pounds, is the kind of physical specimen that could be game changing for any team. He was compared to Dwayne Bowe before his Pro Day, now add “with speed” to that description.
Should the Browns pass on one of the Top 3 receiver (Kevin White, Amari Cooper and Devante Parker) or should they all be off the board, Perriman could be a good backup option. He and Dorial Green-Beckham are the two big receivers that fit the mold most want for a #1. Perriman comes with family genes, dad was an NFL receiver, while DGB has the off the field issues.
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Perriman could still fall to the Browns 2nd round pick. With a number of good to very good receivers, it is possible that teams focus elsewhere early. With the success of multiple WRs last year, teams may believe in their ability to get a good guy later and instead focus on a more limited position. Tight end for example has few options this year which could push Maxx Williams higher than his talent indicates.
Breshad Perriman wasn’t on most fans radar, though we at DPD have loved him, but as of today that is not longer true. That is what happens when you are that big and can run that fast. Now all he has to do is make sure he catches the ball thrown his way, as his job as wide receiver calls for him to do.
What do you think about the Browns possibly drafting Breshad Perriman now?