The University of Central Florida held their Pro Day on Wednesday, and wide receiver Breshad Perriman was the featured attraction. Perriman did not disappoint from a speed perspective, as he ran his 40-yard dash in what is being reported as somewhere between 4.22 and 4.27. UCF put out this Vine of the run.
Earlier today, our man Nick Chiamardas said that if Perriman ran a 40 in the 4.4-4.5 range, he could work his way into the back end of the first round. It's safe to say his sub-4.3 40 is going to have tongues wagging. We have another month of mock drafts, and as soon as today or tomorrow, I'm sure we'll start to see Perriman listed higher and higher. For now he is occasionally mentioned late in first rounds.
The question of course is what this actually means for NFL teams. Scouts have been viewing his film for some time now, and I wonder how much this strong 40 time means for his draft stock, versus simply confirming how some scouts already viewed him. The big thing is that he put up this great time after missing the Combine with a hamstring strain. It's safe to say his hamstring is in pretty good shape at this point.
Perriman is coming off the best season of his college career, finishing with 50 receptions for 1,044 yards and nine touchdowns. This all come in spite of losing Blake Bortles to the NFL Draft the prior year. I suspect we will hear a whole lot about Perriman over the next four weeks. He was not able to show off at the Combine, so coming out and putting up that kind of time will have media and fans all sorts of excited.