During today's open media interview portion of the practice, we got to talk to wide receiver Breshad Perriman. The normal questions flowed about his speed and hands. When asked about the Pro Bowl caliber corners that the Ravens have, Perriman was clear about how it affects him.
It helped me a lot. Those two are two of the best DBs in the whole league, so I feel like going against them [is beneficial]. They’re tremendously smart, and they know a lot. They’ve been here for a good little bit of time, so I feel like it’s really just making me better.
Perriman has been called a very quiet player with a laid back personality, which he has shown in his interviews. "I feel like I'm opening up a little bit, but that's just my personality to sit back and see how things go," Perriman said when asked about his laid back personality. Even then, Perriman displayed a small voice for a big frame and big playmaking ability. It will be interesting to see how Perriman will deal with the coming stardom after his first big game.
An initial part of Perriman's progress has been due to receivers coach Bobby Engram. A former player in the NFL himself, Engram had to start out with the small things with Perriman like how to properly line up.
Coach [Bobby Engram] has really showed me a lot of things, especially with the press release. In college, you really didn’t see a lot of [press release], and I feel like since I got here, that’s basically all you’re going to get is straight press release. And he helped me a lot, tremendously, with my stance – made me get more of a balanced stance – and I’m more powerful coming out of it. So, he has been teaching me a lot of great things.
The Ravens expect big things out of Perriman, who was a first round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. He certainly has his work cut out for him, but he has all the makings of a player who can rise to the challenge and be something special.