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Flacco thrilled with 'big, powerful' Breshad Perriman

The Baltimore Ravens spent most of March telling us that they were happy with their cadre of young wideouts, but come April they got wise and drafted a first-round receiver in Breshad Perriman.

Joe Flacco approves.

"I'm happy with Breshad," Flacco said, per the team's official website. "He looks really good. He looks big, powerful, runs well."

At 6-foot-2 and 212 pounds, Perriman gives Marc Trestman's offense good size along with insane 4.24 speed. Viewed as a replacement for the departed Torrey Smith, the rookie out of Central Florida also arrives with questions about his hands after too many drops in college. Flacco, though, insists that hasn't been an issue in Baltimore.

"His hands look like they're really good. He looks like he has big, strong hands," Flacco said. "He snatches the ball out of the air."

The Ravens are counting on Perriman and rookie tight end Maxx Williams to play major roles for the attack right away. If they can't pull it off, Baltimore will be short-handed through the air in the rough-and-tumble AFC North.

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