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Why Ravens WR Breshad Perriman can live up to the hype

Hype train, full steam ahead

Cincinnati Bengals v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Two years of injuries, two seasons of suffering. While fans were complaining about Breshad not playing, he was equally upset, while also rehabbing his body into NFL condition. This season though, he’s ready.

With veteran receiver’s Steve Smith Sr. and Mike Wallace guiding him, he’s worked day in and day out, fighting to break through.

Now, with the addition of Jeremy Maclin, the Baltimore Ravens possess a trio of receivers worth fearing. On any given snap, the blazing speed from Wallace and Maclin is a threat deep. Teams will be forced to play both these receivers tight up close, with safeties protecting them from long range Joe Flacco throws.

I didn’t mention Perriman earlier, because he’s not blazing fast. He’s faster.

Breshad won’t be fun to guard. He’s 6’ 3” and 209 lbs. His forty time, from his Pro Day, was 4.24 and 4.27. He’s already hauled in incredible passes from Flacco, with ridiculous adjustments.


Breshad Perriman’s first NFL catch. A diving catch OVER Stephon Gillmore.

In this clip, Breshad doesn’t look anywhere near 100% speed, yet he’s passing multiple Dolphins for a 53-Yard touchdown. He makes it look like a 30 yard gain.

A big time adjustment in the end zone, securing a 27-Yard touchdown in Prime time!

A 41-Yard gain against the Giants. Flacco floats this pass, and Landon Collins is in the area. Breshad still goes up, makes the catch, takes the contact and finishes the play.

A quick redzone touchdown pass to Perriman. He’s a bolt of lightning, but he’s also a big-threat receiver anywhere on the field. He can toe-tap in the back corner, and he demonstrates that against the Bengals.