Ranking Philadelphia Eagles 10 best potential NCAA, NFL options at WR
Some guys are late bloomers. Some guys are busts. With others, there’s still a trial going on and the jury is in an intense deliberation.
After being taken in the first round of 2015’s draft, Breshad Perriman signed a four-year deal worth $8.7 million. It included a signing bonus worth $4.6 million, but his debut campaign was cut short when he was placed on season-ending injured reserve on November 17th of 2015.
In 2016, Baltimore Ravens fans watched him haul in 33 passes on 66 targets as he worked his way to 499 yards and three touchdowns. The next two seasons weren’t as impressive. Perriman caught 26 passes for 417 yards with the Ravens in 2017 and with the Cleveland Browns in 2017.
That led him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and in 2019, NFL fans saw the guy that they thought they would see when he came into the league in 2015. He looked a little like the Perriman we all saw in his rookie season as he caught 36 receptions on 69 targets for 645 yards and six touchdowns. Now, the questions are what you’d assume they would be.
Has Perriman turned the corner or did he overachieve in a contract year with Bruce Arians as a head coach? He’s 26, so age isn’t an issue, and he still hasn’t reached his ceiling. Philly’s new wide receivers coach is Aaron Moorehead.
If Philly is willing to bring in Perriman, two things have to happen. They can’t break the bank, and they do so knowing that he isn’t ‘the guy’. He has to be one of the other guys. Still, even with that being said, Morehead is one of those coaches who can probably get the most out of him, but that’s contingent on whether or not the Eagles are even interested. We’ll see if they show any interest in the coming weeks. Grade: C