The Cleveland Browns own the 12th and 19th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. This is a player profile guide of potential player the Browns can draft on Thursday night. Wednesday will feature Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman.
Perriman played three seasons with the University of Central Florida. In 2014, Perriman caught 50 catches for 1,044 yards and nine touchdowns. He averaged 20.9 yards a catch in his last two seasons.
Perriman is a matchup nightmare with his 6' 3" height and his speed, 4.24 second 40-yard dash at his pro day. He breaks off the snap and turns corners quick. Perriman's acceleration speed and the ability to break routes off is a bonus to his size and speed. He consistently beats the corner on vertical routes, always beating them at the top of the route. He is drawing comparison of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green.
Perriman has some flaws, he is raw in his routes and he drops many balls due to lack of focus, he looks up field before taking the ball in. Many experts believe Perriman can be a top 10 pick Thursday if it weren't for his drops.
The Browns had a glaring hole at wide receiver when Josh Gordon was suspended for the 2015 season, but the Browns signed Dwayne Bowe and Brain Hartline in the offseason to fill that need. Perriman has the potential to be better than both and be the No.1 guy.
2015 Pro Day results:
4.24 40-yard dash
36.5 inch vertical jump
10 feet, 7 inch broad jump
18 reps on the bench press (225 lbs)
Will the Browns do something that many Browns fans wanted them to do in the 2014 Draft and draft a wide receiver in the first round? We find out Thursday night when the first round takes place.