The Jets add another official visit to the list as the host wide receiver Breshad Perriman, from the University of Central Florida, today. With the Jets already hosting the consensus top three receivers in the draft (Amari Cooper, Kevin White and DeVante Parker) they appear to have shifted their focus to possible receiving targets outside of the sixth overall pick.
It’s unlikely the Jets will draft Perriman unless they trade down in the first round or up in the second but while Perriman will probably be off the board by the time the Jets pick in the second, and there’s almost no way they’d consider for the sixth overall pick, it seems Mike Maccagnan wants to do his homework just incase Perriman is still there in the second.
Perriman has great size and speed but is extremely raw as a route-runner and has had his issues with drops. At 6-foot-2, 212 pounds, Perriman ran a 4.26 40-yard-dash at the combine and a reported 4.19 40 at his pro day, but most teams would gladly knock a few tenths off that 40 time in exchange for a lower than 14 percent drop rate.
The upside is clearly there with Perriman but the Jets, and every other team taking a serious look at him, will need to ask themselves if they think he can ever get the fundamentals down and fulfill that potential.
Jets fans will immediately draw the comparison to former-Jets second-round bust Stephen Hill and it’ll ultimately be up to Perriman himself to prove whether that’s a fair comparison or not.