There's no doubt that Breshad Perriman is one of the fastest prospects in recent memory. His unofficial 40-yard dash time at UCF's Pro Day was recorded as 4.22. That's 0.2 seconds faster than Chris Johnson, who officially set that number at the NFL Combine. More impressive is that Perriman can move so fast with such a big frame of 6 foot 3 inches and 212 pounds.
Here is the video of Perriman's superb showing at the 40-yard dash, in case you missed it.
All assembled were very impressed, including this Detroit Lions' scout, who summed up the collective thoughts of everyone there pretty well. Perriman's time likely had the late Al Davis, who was very fond of 'speedsters', rolling in his grave. It's no wonder how Perriman got the nickname "The Burner".
Now, EA Sports, the makers of the 'Madden' video game franchise are recognizing him for his abilities, despite never playing a NFL snap.
Madden says Perriman (97) is fastest Raven, way faster than Torrey (89) and THE fastest in NFL (tied Alford Mario). pic.twitter.com/vcihtTKwqg— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) August 12, 2015
This makes Perriman faster than anyone in the NFL, including speedsters like Jamaal Charles, Julio Jones, and Antonio Brown. Despite Perriman's top ranking in the virtual football world, fans should still temper expectations, as 'Madden' rankings aren't necessarily the most realistic. The other name mentioned alongside Perriman's is Mario Alford, a rookie receiver for the Bengals who posted a 4.27 40-yard dash time.
While calling him the 'fastest man in the league' may be a stretch at the moment, we can certainly revisit the debate when we see the exciting rookie. So far, he's been sidelined with a mysterious knee injury, much to the disappointment of Ravens faithful everywhere.
While he may be on the bench in real life, fans can put him right in the starting lineup in 'Madden 16', which hits shelves just a couple of weeks, on August 25th.