2015 Baltimore Ravens OTAs: Five Things to Watch For

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Nov 14, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; UCF Knights wide receiver Breshad Perriman (11) catches a 25-yard touchdown pass as the Knights beat the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 31-7 at Bright House Networks Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

How quickly will Breshad Perriman develop?

The Ravens are not a rebuilding team, despite going through a good bit of turnover this offseason.  No, they are a team ready to compete for a Super Bowl once again.  After coming up just a bit short last season, you can bet that the Ravens are chomping at the bit to get back to the big game.

If they are going to get there, they will likely need first round draft choice Breshad Perriman to develop pretty quickly.  Perriman is dripping with intriguing talent and athleticism, but lacks a bit of polish.  If he can follow in the footsteps of some of last year’s first round receivers and adapt quickly to a pro style offense, the sky’s the limit for this team.

Namely, Perriman must show more consistent hands and learn a full route tree.  Perriman dropped eight passes last season at Central Florida, but only suffered one in three sessions of rookie minicamp.  If he can continue that trend while settling in as the Ravens’ number one or number two, every down receiver, this is going to be a dangerous offense once again.

All in all, the preliminary reports on Perriman have been glowing, from Joe Flacco and those in attendance at minicamp alike.  It will be very interesting to see if he can keep it up through OTAs and the preseason.

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