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2015 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF

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One of the fastest rising wide receivers in the 2015 NFL Draft class is Breshad Perriman.

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Mel Kiper Jr., made waves recently by placing wide receiver Breshad Perriman in his top 10 prospects. Why the huge jump all of a sudden? It seems like it was Perriman's pro-day, where he showed that he was quite possibly not human. People as big as him shouldn't be running that fast. It certainly got the Giants' attention, as they brought him in for a visit, and it certainly got mine as well. Let's explore:

Pros

- Height/weight/speed off the charts as a 6-foot-2, 215-pound, 4.26 40-yard dash running freak. That's insane.

- Has a second and third gear and consistently gets separation due to his elite speed.

- Wins also with body control and sheer power at the catch point. Can outfight defenders and times vertical jump appropriately.

Cons

- Only really adept at the 9 route and corner/post routes. Needs to expand route tree and consistently rounds off his breaks.

- Huge problem with drops. Has had way too many.

- Catch radius is inconsistent. Sometimes it's huge, sometimes he just lets the ball into his body and doesn't snatch it out of the air.

Does He Fit With The Giants?

- Anybody with his H/W/S fits the Giants. Perriman is an explosive play-maker by any term and the Giants have never been afraid to take that. He's got troubling hands, however, and I'm afraid to make him run a full route tree, two things that Ben McAdoo (and Eli) might not really appreciate.

Prospect Video

Big Board Rankings

Big Blue View - 95

Mocking The Draft - 61

CBS Sports - 25

Draft Tek - 53

Final Thoughts

The biggest strength that Perriman brings to the table is the ability to create separation from both a speed standpoint and from a body control/power standpoint. That's rare. That's very rare. In many ways, he seems like a Round 2 version of Kevin White, the big bodied West Virginia receiver. White runs better (if still raw) routes, plays more consistently with a bigger catch radius and has an angrier, violent style of play. Perriman could obviously do these things but he has some really frustrating aspects about him, namely the focus drops and the poor route running. I don't think it'd be a reach if the Giants took him at 40, but I'd question if the pick could be put to a better fitting candidate for the team's style of play.