After missing all of last season, what can we expect out of 2015 first-round pick Breshad Perriman? CSNMidAtlantic.com’s Clifton Brown wonders if he could hit the ground running in 2016 and become the dynamic playmaker that the team expected him to be a year ago. Blessed with size, speed, and big-play capability, Perriman could be a very valuable target for quarterback Joe Flacco right from the jump. However, it’s also possible that Perriman’s latest knee setback could keep him sidelined, preventing him from a proper re-do on his rookie season.
On Tuesday, scouting expert Dave-Te Thomas looked at the rookies that could make an impact for the Ravens in 2016 and included Perriman in that group since, technically, he is a rookie this season. A skeptic may see Perriman as a combine darling with major injury issues, but the UCF product is aiming to silence the doubters.
Here’s more from Baltimore:
- Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun looked at the Ravens’ collection of inside linebackers and wondered if Cavellis Luckett and Patrick Onwuasor will be able to make the 53-man roster. He classified both players as longshots as they’ll be pushing Arthur Brown for the last slot behind C.J. Mosley, Zachary Orr, and Albert McClellan. Brown, a 2013 second-round pick, hasn’t played much on defense for Baltimore and must prove himself as a worthy rotation player. Meanwhile, the Ravens have had good success with UDFA inside linebackers, so Luckett and Onwuasor cannot be written off entirely.
- More from Zrebiec, who sees the Ravens keeping six cornerbacks this year. If healthy, Jimmy Smith, Shareece Wright, Jerraud Powers, and Tavon Young are all locks. Meanwhile, Kyle Arrington, Will Davis, Maurice Canady, and Sheldon Price all find themselves on the bubble. Arrington accepted a pay cut to stay in Baltimore after a disappointing first season with the team, but he’ll have to step it up in order to secure his spot. Julian Wilson and Sam Brown are longshots, according to Zrebiec.
- Late last week, the Ravens and kicker Justin Tucker shook hands on a multi-year extension.