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Breshad Perriman is better than Torrey Smith, here's why

The Ravens rarely take receivers in the first round, but they took Breshad Perriman with the 26th pick in 2015. We take a look at why we are excited for the Breshad Perriman train to fully choo-choo itself into Baltimore.

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Breshad Perriman is a complete wide receiver. Much has been made about his drops and his inconsistencies, but when looking at film, I see a player that can make an impact all over the field. During OTAs, we even saw the same type of player as Perriman was an inconsistent playmaker but one that could beat anyone at any given time.

On the sideline:

Over the middle:

You can see that all the defensive backs are so scared of his deep threat ability, that they give him more than enough room to beat them underneath. Whether it is a crossing route, a slant or even a comeback, the defensive back is so far removed from the play that an accurate pass allows Perriman to get good yards.

Now don't be fooled by these, Perriman can absolutely blow the doors off his competition.

Deep Speed:

While Perriman didn't catch these passes, it is more about the quarterback noodle arming both of them even though Perriman had steps on the defenders. A strong armed quarterback like Joe Flacco should be able to throw this in front of Breshad for 6-points.

By being able to make plays from all over the field, the Ravens should have a far more complete wide receiver from the start than they had with Torrey Smith. Not a knock on Smith, but even at the end of his career in Baltimore, Smith was almost exclusively a deep threat that would be a target for bombs. Smith had speed but lacked the agility necessary to run the entire route tree and it limited what the Ravens were able to do.

Now with Breshad Perriman rocking the purple and black, the Ravens should be able to really mix up what they do in the passing game and create some great mismatches for quarterback Joe Flacco to use.