With the 2015 NFL Draft littered with talented prospects at wide receiver such as Amari Cooper, Kevin White and DeVante Parker, one name quickly rising up draft boards is Breshad Perriman.
Perriman, a 6’3 214-pound wideout from Central Florida could be the best wideout prospect that few are talking about, but everyone is overlooking, thanks to his combination of size, speed and talent.
The son of former NFL wide receiver, Brett, who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft, played for the Saints, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins, before retiring in 1997. During his playing days, the elder Perriman posted two 1,000 yard receiving seasons with the Lions and finished with 6,589 yards receiving and 30 touchdowns.
The younger Perriman established himself as one of the most promising up-and-comers in the draft in catching 50 passes for 1,044 yards and nine touchdowns for the Knights in 2014-15. During his three years in Orlando, Perriman recorded 115 receptions for 2,243 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.
While other talented receivers such as Arizona State’s Jaelen Strong, Ohio State’s Devin Smith, Miami (FL)’s Philip Dorsett, East Carolina’s Justin Hardy and Auburn’s Sammie Coates are all sure to be late first or second round gems for the right team, Perriman—thanks to his rising stock—could land in the middle to late first round or top of the second for a team in desperate need of help at WR.
Teams such as the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans may take a flier on the Lithonia, GA native.
Wherever he lands, Perriman—thanks to his skill and NFL bloodlines—will be sure to provide an immediate impact.