Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman says he feels as fast as ever – if not faster – since returning from a knee injury that held him out for two months. (He says he may be faster now that he’s lost three or four pounds from cutting off his dreads).
While that’s good news, there was never any doubt that Perriman would add some major speed to the Ravens’ wide receiver corps once he got back on the field. After all, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.24 seconds at his pro day.
In perhaps better news, Perriman has improved in other parts of his game during his extended time away from the football field, and Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman has already noticed in Perriman’s first few practices.
“I think his hands and his concentration have even got better since he first got here,” Trestman said Wednesday. “He is much more sure-handed – not that he wasn’t – but he has become even more sure-handed. I think that goes with confidence.”
Due to the opportunity in the Ravens' receiving corps, Perriman looked like a nice sleeper prior to his injury. The Ravens signed Mike Wallace, while Steve L Smith is back and Kamar Aiken emerged as a viable WR2, so Perriman is not guaranteed starter's snaps even though he brings deep speed to the receiving corps. He's a worthwhile late-round flier given the fluidity of his situation.