Breshad Perriman drafted 26th overall by Baltimore Ravens


Bryce Brimhall / Valencia Voice

Former UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman was drafted 28th overall by the Baltimore Ravens.

Breshad Perriman was selected 26th overall by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday in Chicago, Illinois, becoming the second-straight UCF Knights to be picked in the opening round.

Perriman had 115 receptions for 2,243 yards and 16 touchdowns during his three seasons at UCF, but what really sticks out is his big play ability. He averaged over 20 yards per catch both of the last two seasons and has four touchdown catches of over 45 yards in 2014.

The 6-foot-3 wide receiver out of Georgia turned some heads when he caught a 51-yard touchdown pass in the final seconds of the game against ECU to give UCF the win and a share of the American Athletic Conference championship.

Perriman was a part of a group of Knights players who came to Orlando and were able to claim back-to-back conference championships in a brand new AAC.

UCF’s Pro Day was where Perriman really started shooting up draft boards as he reportedly ran somewhere between a 4.24 and 4.27 40-yard dash time. At 6-foot-3, Perriman is as tall as some tight ends while also showing the athleticism of a solid No. 2 wide receiver.

Dropped passes were a concern for Perriman during his days at UCF, but that is something he can improve on going into training camp over the summer.

With Perriman going 26th on Thursday, that marks the second-straight year that a Knights’ football player has been selected in the first round after Blake Bortles was drafted No. 3 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars last year.