Ravens rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman is as advertised so far. The 6-foot-2, 212-pound speedster from Central Florida is big, fast and explosive.
The first-round NFL draft pick displayed his deep speed in team drills Monday and caught a long touchdown pass while surrounded by defenders. He elevated over defensive backs to make the catch.
“What we saw on tape is what we are getting," offensive coordinator Marc Trestman said of Perriman, who's signed to a four-year, $8.705 million contract. "We really liked what we saw on tape, obviously. And what we’re getting is a guy who is continually improving. He has a good understanding of the game. He’s not just a fast guy, he’s a smart guy.
"He is going to learn how to use patience and use other aspects of playing the position, his size, his hand speed, to get off the line of scrimmage. So, that’s really awesome to see that he’s a quick learner, and he’s catching the ball and making plays just like we saw him do on tape.”
This means that Perriman is doing a good job of picking up Trestman's offense. Physically, he's doing well, so he seems likely to start sooner rather than later. He has a lot of upside in Trestman's pass-happy offense given the state of the team's receiving corps.