Breshad Perriman, WR, Cleveland Browns
Former first-round pick Breshad Perriman, once a star at UCF, got the yips after some bad years and injuries while he was a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
A first-rounder in the 2015 NFL Draft, Perriman missed his entire rookie season due to injury. He came back in 2016, and caught 33 passes for 499 yards and three touchdowns.
The excitement of a decent redshirt rookie season when Perriman was again limited the following season due to injuries, playing in 11 games and catching just 10 passes for 77 yards.
The Ravens ended up cutting Perriman, who simply couldn’t get it together and was making even simple things NFL receivers should be able to do look very difficult.
After getting released by the Ravens, Perriman resurfaced with the Cleveland Browns, where he looked like the guy we all saw back at UCF. He played in 10 games for the Browns, and caught 16 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns.
It looked like Perriman, still just 25, was finally scratching the surface of what he can do. Once upon a time, this guy ran a 4.24-second 40-yard dash and his deep speed is exactly what the Broncos’ receiver group needs to take the top off with the skills of their other players on the roster at that position.