There are no star wide receivers in the NFL free-agent market right now, save that of former Cleveland Browns recently released WR Odell Beckham Jr. This article, as promised, will not consider him for the Rams.
So veteran wide receiver Breshad Perriman is the next best thing. He is an NFL veteran wide receiver, now in his fifth NFL season, who has struggled to find the right team and offense to optimize his talents. He has played in 63 NFL games and started in 22 of those.
He stands 6-foot-1 and weighs an impressive 210-pounds. Why? Well, he flies folks. His 40-yard dash time was clocked at 4.19-seconds. Need? Meet speed.
The challenge in many NFL offenses is that this guy is too fast and oftentimes has outrun the passes thrown his way. That is not strange, in that most offenses try to mold a player into what the offense wants to do, rather than adapt the offense into what a player can do. But if there is any team that could stand to take a chance on Perrima, it is the LA Rams offense right now.
DeSean Jackson clocked a 4.35-second 40-time. Tutu Atwell clocked a 4.32-second 40-time. Jacob Harris clocked a 4.39-second 40-time. Breshad Perriman smokes them all. Better yet, he is an NFL veteran, so he could be woven into this LA Rams offense almost immediately after he learns the playbook. He even has been used in offenses in their running game as well.
While Perriman is not the most sure-handed receiver in the NFL, his average yardage-per-catch is a robust 16.5 yards. In 2018, he averaged 21.3 yards for the Cleveland Browns. Even if he is used sparingly, his presence restores the deep-threat guy to a Rams offense that seemed awfully vanilla and predictable in a Week 9 loss.
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