Breshad Perriman, the Ravens' first-round pick in 2015, is currently fifth on the team in receptions (14) and fourth in receiving yards (183). The highlight reel 35-yard catch down the sideline in his first NFL game against the Buffalo Bills, and the 41-yard bomb he went up and caught against the New York Giants provided glimpses of his potential.
But after missing his entire first season with a strained PCL in his right knee, and a chunk of the summer practices with a partially-torn ACL in his left knee, Perriman has spent much of this season struggling to find his place in the offense as he inherited a bigger role because of Steve L Smith's ankle injury.
Perriman was targeted five times in the Ravens' 24-16 loss to the New York Jets and he finished with just one reception for 11 yards. Two other Joe Flacco passes intended for the wide receiver were intercepted, and another fell incomplete when Perriman didn't recognize that the Jets were blitzing on third down and Flacco had to get rid of the ball early. Flacco and Perriman talked on the sideline and a day later the story said Perriman met with HC John Harbaugh.