Wide Receiver Riser

UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman is currently one of this draft's hot prospects.

A fast riser up the draft charts over the past few weeks has been UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman. He’s a big, physical wide receiver (6-2/212) with good speed.

”I think I have good speed,” Perriman said. “”I can stretch the field and get vertical. I am quick and can run the underneath routes. I can also block, which you have to do as a wide receiver.”

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That last nugget about his ability was drilled into him by his father, former Miami Hurricane star Brett Perriman.

”He has taught me so much,” Perriman said. “I have watch his tapes and he has shown me stuff. He has shown me how to play big and how to play small. They are different style but stuff I learned to do. He has also worked with me on how to block. He has preached that you won’t play wide receiver unless you can block.”

Unlike his father, Perriman didn’t get the opportunity to play for the Hurricanes. He was passed over and signed with George O’Leary and Central Florida. In the end, it all worked out for Perriman.

”I was a huge Miami fan growing up,” Perriman said. “They had other wide receivers and I am glad I choose UCF. They gave me an opportunity.”

Now he’s full attention is on the combine itself and the draft more than two months away. He’s currently one of this crop’s hottest players.

”Honestly, I haven’t paid too much attention to that,” Perriman said. “I am focused on what I have to do. But to hear your name like that is a blessing.”

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