2015 NFL Draft Profile: Breshad Perriman, WR UCF


UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman definitely looks the part of an NFL wide receiver.  He’s got the height, weight, frame, speed and agility that helps a player succeed when transitioning from the college game to the professional level.  Despite that, he does have some flaws that could keep him from being a top pick.

According to the folks at Pro Football focus, he had a drop rate that was quite high (12.96%).  At the NFL level, this kind of rate will be unacceptable.  When you add in the fact that his routes aren’t crisp and he gets pushed around quite a bit by more physical cornerbacks, he becomes a project that has some major areas of concern.

Breshad Perriman missed the combine due to a hamstring injury and will have to rest on his other accomplishments.  While he has made some great plays at the college level, his inconsistency should be enough to scare several teams away and cause him to drop well into the second round of the 2015 NFL draft. However, Mel Kiper currently has him mocked to go #31 overall in his latest mock draft.

Nov 22, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; UCF Knights wide receiver Breshad Perriman (11) celebrates after a touchdown catch as the Knights beat the Southern Methodist Mustangs 53-7 at Bright House Networks Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Combine Measurables:

  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 212 pounds
  • Arm Length: 32″
  • Hand Size: 9.25″
  • 40 Yard Dash: N/A
  • Bench Press: N/A
  • Vertical Jump: N/A
  • Broad Jump: N/A
  • 3 Cone Drill: N/A
  • 20 Yard Shuttle: N/A

Draft Projection

Breshad Perriman is the #34 overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft according to CBS Sports and is their #6 available wide receiver.

NFL Player Comparison

  • NFL.com: Kenny Britt, St. Louis Rams
  • CBSSports.com: N/A

Fit For The Vikings

The Vikings may be looking for a wide receiver to compete for the starting job opposite Mike Wallace.

My Take

I have to admit, Breshad Perriman scares me a bit.  He seems to drop too many passes to be a consistent playmaker at the NFL level.  The Vikings will most likely be looking for a sure-handed pass catcher to complement Wallace’s deep threat.  If I’m the Vikings, I’d pass on Perriman in rounds 1 and 2.

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