Paul Perkins   #28 RB

Height: 5-11   Weight: 213   Age: 24

Born: 11/16/1994 Mesa , AZ

College: UCLA

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Chandler HS [AZ]

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Draft 2016

Pick No.149

Selected By: New York Giants

Round: 5

Pick (Overall): 10 (149)

Pick Analysis: Seeing Perkins succeed as a college running back is not surprising, given that his father Bruce (whose first name is actually Paul) played fullback for two years in the NFL and his uncle Don played eight years for the Dallas Cowboys. His younger brother, Bryce, redshirted at Arizona State (where Bruce played) last year, as well. Living up to the family name can be challenging, but Perkins showed great promise as a redshirt freshman by starting six games and finishing as the team's top rusher after athletic quarterback Brett Hundley (134-573, six touchdowns). Hundley didnít have to run as much in 2014, handing the ball to Perkins 251 times and watching the back go for a Pac-12 best 1,575 yards and nine touchdowns (plus 26 passes to Perkins for 201 yards and two scores). He somehow was only voted honorable mention all-conference for that performance, but coaches wised up in 2015, naming him to their second-team after another excellent season (1,343 yards, 14 TD rushing; 30-242, one TD receiving).

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  1. 2016 Combine workout: Paul Perkins

    Published: March 10, 2016 at 10:13 p.m.

    Watch California RB Paul Perkins work out at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.

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