Central Florida WR Breshad Perriman's name has come up again this week. After ESPN's Mel Kiper mentioned him as an option for the Kansas City Chiefs with the 18th pick, SI's Peter King has mocked Perriman to the Chiefs.
King had some interesting things to say about Perriman:
Wouldn't be shocked to see him go as high as 13 or 14, especially after running two sub-4.3 40s at his pro day. He's getting tons of love in the scouting community. Chiefs will hope he's not Stephen Hill.
Things that make you go hmm: Peter King said he was doing this mock draft now after he "heard some things last week at the league meetings" so somewhere in this mock draft there are some informed predictions. That King is going against the accepted public opinion and saying Perriman could go even higher than anyone thinks is very interesting to me. I'm not sayin' ... I'm just sayin'.
Here's what his NFL.com profile says about him as a prospect:
Rare combination of size, top-end speed and suddenness that can be found in some of the best receivers in the game. His routes are sloppy and a work in progress, but his hands keep him out of the top tier of receivers. His drops will drive teams crazy, but his physical traits and ability to hit the big play should warrant early round consideration.
It's widely considered that Amari Cooper and Kevin White are the top two receivers. From there, DeVante Parker is often mentioned as the third receiver along with Dorial Green-Beckham and Jaelen Strong, among others. This does appear to be another strong draft class for receivers.