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Scouting The Draft: Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida

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A look at the wide receiver out of Central Florida

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Introduction

Usually, it seems that there's a guy who goes underlooked throughout the college football season and most of the draft process, only to gain a ton of momentum to become talked about as a potential first round pick going into the draft. This year, that guy is Breshad Perriman, the WR out of Central Florida.

If the name Perriman sounds familiar, it's because you may remember his father, former Miami Hurricane and Detroit Lions wide receiver Brett Perriman, who has a pair of 1,000 yard seasons to his resume playing alongside Herman Moore and Barry Sanders. It certainly appears that Breshad has inherited some of his father's talent.  Only a two star recruit according to Rivals, he was not on the radar for some of the bigger schools. His father's alma matter Miami did not extend a scholarship offer to Perriman. Their loss was UCF's gain, however, as Perriman went on have 1850 receiving yards over the past two seasons and put himself on the map.

Measurables

Height: 6-1 3/4"

Weight: 212 lbs

Arm length: 32"

Hand size: 9 5/8"

40 yard dash: 4.25 (Pro Day)

Bench Press: 18 reps

Vertical leap: 36.5"

Broad jump: 10-7

Stats

Year Receptions Yards Yards Per Catch Touchdowns
2012 26 388 14.9 3
2013 39 811 20.8 4
2014 50 1044 20.9 9


Scouting Report

Strengths

+ Very fast player who clocked a sub-4.3 at his Pro Day

+ Very good NFL size at almost 6-2, 212 pounds with a muscular and well-built frame

+ Has very good lower body explosiveness

+ Creates separation at the top of his routes and shows very good suddenness for his size... sometimes

+ Often wins on routes to the inside with his size and burst

+ Good arm length and hand size along with his vertical and height gives Perriman a big catch radius

+ Tracks the ball well when it's in the air with his eyes

+ Has the strength and acceleration to beat press coverage

+ Supreme deep threat who can win with size or speed down the field

+ Eats up cushion in a hurry

+ Good balance after the catch

+ Displays the ability to snatch the ball away from his body and is a natural hands catcher

Weaknesses

- Despite ability to maintain focus on deep balls, often mistimes his jumps and doesn't high point the ball

- A lot of drops, drop rate around 14% in his final year of college

- Raw route runner who ran mostly slants and vertical routes, and rounds out his cuts too often

- Needs to refine press technique. Often comes off the ball unsure of how to attack the DB off the line

- Doesn't always play to his prodigious speed

- Not said to be the hardest worker around

- Must get better at working back to the QB

Conclusion

Perriman is a guy I really like. He has size, electric speed, good quickness, and NFL pedigree. However, he's likely going to need to go to a team who is patient. He's raw, he drops a good amount of passes, and he sometimes Randy Mosses his routes. That said, with a team where you have Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall, you have some time to be patient.

Perriman might be one of these players who is out of our reach on both sides- #6 is probably too high for Perriman, but he's probably not going to fall to our pick in the second round. He's certainly worth keeping an eye on as a potential trade up target for a team that is STILL in desperate need of juicing up the offense.

Reminds me of... A fast version of Dwayne Bowe

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