We'll take a daily look at some of the most talked-about prospects in the 2015 NFL draft and tell you whether they're worth the hype or not. We start this series with a prospect that many didn't know about until his pro day, Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman. If you did know him before his pro day, it was likely because of a Hail Mary catch he made to defeat East Carolina last year.
Perriman had the most talked-about pro day this year. His name blew up last month after reported 4.24 and 4.27 40-yard dash times. Speed kills, guys.
But bad hands are a killer, too. Look, you didn't need to see Perriman in tights and a compression shirt to see that he's fast, but he has a tough time catching the ball. Per Pro Football Focus, Perriman had a 14 percent drop rate. That's my problem with the draft evaluation process and draft analysts. You raise a player from a Day 2 pick into the first round, and in ESPN's Mel Kiper's case in the top 10 of your latest mock draft, because he ran fast at his pro day. But how much are you docking for all those drops — you know, the most important element of playing wide receiver?
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