Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Breshad Perriman (Central Florida) is selected as the number twenty-six overall pick to the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
2. Drafting Breshad Perriman, WR
When the Ravens drafted Breshad Perriman with the 26th overall pick, the speedster from Central Florida became the first wide receiver they had drafted in the first round since Mark Clayton in 2005.
With former big play receiver Torrey Smith now with the San Francisco 49ers, it was imperative that the Ravens found someone to replace his production. The Ravens will look to Perriman to line up opposite current No. 1 receiver Steve Smith Sr.
Perriman is a big receiver with blazing speed (4.24 40-yard time). He does a great job of using his body to shield defenders for contested passes, making him and ideal target in the red-zone.
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In his junior season (2014), Perriman led the team with 50 passes caught for 1,044 yards (20.9 average) and nine touchdowns. For a receiver with his size to average almost 20 yards per catch over his three-year career at UCF shows how much of a deep threat and big play receiver Perriman was in college.
Perriman has the talent to be a future No. 1 receiver in the NFL and will draw a lot of attention next season, which will open up other receivers. I expect him to have over 1,000 receiving yards and score double-digit touchdowns.
Perriman will prove to be a top receiver and will rack up the yards for years to come.
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