Ravens Report Card: Did Breshad Perriman do enough?

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Breshad Perriman
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Breshad Perriman /

One of the players most talked about on the Ravens roster bubble is Breshad Perriman. Did he do enough?

Breshad Perriman put himself on the roster bubble by having a horrible 2017 season where he caught only 10 passes. The Ravens added a lot to their receiving group this offseason. They added three free agents in Michael Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead and drafted Jaleel Scott and Jordan Lasley. The Ravens receivers outside of the top four have had a mostly poor preseason showing.

It’s cut day and Breshad Perriman is the main conversation of the day. If Perriman finds his way onto the 53 man roster for opening week, he backed his way there. Perriman has had an inconsistent performance and he provides no special teams value. However Tim White didn’t do much of anything. Janarion Grant has been impressive, but he was always on the roster bubble. Jaleel Scott went to injured reserve and Lasley is a work in progress.

Let’s take out all the other factors. It’s time to grade Perriman based on what Perriman did this preseason.

C. The first time Robert Griffin III targeted Breshad Perriman, an easy catch turned into a Chicago Bears interception. It was a tough start to Perriman’s preseason because it highlighted his two biggest concerns, hands and mental toughness. Perriman rebounded in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game and made a couple nice catches off great routes. Perriman led the Ravens in receptions this preseason. In five games he hauled in 11 passes for 136 yards. He had a 32 yard touchdown that served as his best moment. Perriman has made huge strides in terms of catching the football. His technique has improved, he’s extending his arms, catching the ball with his hands and not letting it get back into his body. After a quick drop, he had a solid handful of games. Perriman did not come off great in the final preseason game. On one play, Mark Andrews was rumbling down the field, and Perriman ran by a defender instead of blocking him. On a near interception, where it was a 50/50 ball, Perriman didn’t make a great effort, and he didn’t become a defender when the defensive back got his hands on the football. In his last chance to show the Ravens something he had three receptions for 24 yards. It all balanced out. Good with some bad equals a C.. WR. Ravens. BRESHAD PERRIMAN

Is it enough?

Perriman needed more than a C performance. If he makes the team, it has more to do with the situation around him than it does with his performance. The Ravens may also be willing to give him more leeway because he was a first round pick, and while he looks like a bust, his speed and size are still there.

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The Ravens should cut Perriman. The fact that it remains up in the air, this late into the whole thing, is something that should trouble Ravens fans. Grant and Lasley have potential. Perriman has not lived up to the billing, and is a rather one dimensional player.