Photo of Breshad Perriman
Drafted By: Ravens
  • Round 1
  • Pick 26
  • Overall 26
6.25 ?

Draft Analysis:

"The speed this kid has is incredible. He can absolutely fly. Perriman reminds me a lot of Andre Johnson. When you start talking about money downs, no player made more plays on third and fourth downs than Perriman." -- Michael Irvin

  • 6'2" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 212LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands


In 2014, was selected 2014 first-team All-American Athletic Conference after finishing with 50 catches for a 20.9 yards-per-catch average with nine touchdowns. Became first UCF receiver with 1,000-plus yards since Mike Sims-Walker in 2006. In 2013, started 10 games and led team with 20.8 yards per catch. Had 91-yard touchdown, which was longest play from scrimmage in school history. In 2012, earned a spot on the C-USA All-Freshman team and made four starts. Had 90 yards receiving in Beef O'Brady's Bowl. Rated a 2-star prospect coming out of high school. Is the son of Brett Perriman, who played for 10 years in the NFL. Brett had 108 catches for 1,488 yards for the Detroit Lions in 1995.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 4.24 and 4.27 seconds
Vertical: 36 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 7 inches
Bench press: 18 reps of 225 pounds



Height, weight and speed numbers that every team covets. Quick accelerator off the snap and destroys the cushion, forcing cornerbacks into "turn-and-run" mode. More sudden than most big receivers. Able to break routes off sharply or go from stop to start instantly. Consistent separation at top of his route. Always gets over the top of cornerbacks on verticals. Varies route speed and has ability to body up and box out smaller cornerbacks downfield. Explosive leaper with timing and catch radius to make the difficult catches look easy. Shows off plus body control and ball tracking on deep ball. Able to gear up or down when needed and is a legitimate big-play threat on every snap. Athleticism and long speed for yards-after-catch production. Gives good effort as run blocker.


Raw in his routes, relying on speed and athleticism over any precision. Rounds routes and is inconsistent at selling and finishing routes that don't involve him as primary target. Sits and waits on the throw rather than working back to it. Redirected in his routes more than expected for receiver his size. Disappointing hands that might always haunt him. Slow catch readiness, allowing too many throws to beat him up. Too much double catching and his focus drops over second half of the season were maddening to watch.

Draft Projection

Round 1

Sources Tell Us

"He's as talented as (Devante Parker) and he's bigger and faster but I just don't trust him as much as I trust Parker as a first round guy, but I could see us trading back and taking him." - NFL executive

NFL Comparison

Josh Gordon

Bottom Line

Rare combination of size, top-end speed and suddenness that can be found in some of the best receivers in the game. Arrow is pointed way up on Perriman and he is one of the most discussed prospects in draft rooms around the league. His drops will drive teams crazy, but his physical traits and ability to hit the big play should warrant early consideration.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.