Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman returned to practice yesterday as he recovers from a partially torn ACL which is obviously big news for Perriman as he is looking to appear in his first ever live NFL game since being drafted in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Perriman didn’t get the chance to play at all in a live game in 2015 as he dealt with a chronic PCL sprain.
Perriman has had doubters in terms of his reliability and in terms of whether or not he is actually good. For Perriman, it must be hard listening to those kind of things knowing that all he can do is just go through the rehab process and let everything else take care of itself.
Perriman’s toughness has been questioned. There are some who have already labeled Perriman a bust for the Ravens which is not only harsh, but it is way too early to put such a label on a player this young in the league. Now, Perriman is inching closer and closer to proving his doubters wrong and showcasing his skills in the NFL.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been waiting and waiting to get reps with Perriman and it looks like Flacco is going to get his chance to do just that. Day by day, Perriman can put questions about his health behind him and just focus on football and being worthy of the first round pick the Ravens think he is.
Normally, the pressure of just being a first round pick is enough to wear on some players. But in Perriman’s case, as long as he stays healthy, having the pressure of just being a first round pick might feel like a sigh of relief.