Browns break bread with Breshad Perriman

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Eventually, it will be easier to list the teams that haven’t shown interest in former Central Florida receiver Breshad Perriman.

Per a league source, Browns G.M. Ray Farmer and other team executives had dinner with Perriman on Sunday night in Orlando.

Perriman last week visited the Jets, Titans, and Dolphins, and he has drawn interest from the likes of the Panthers, Bears, Lions, Steelers, Eagles, and Ravens.

Mike Mayock of NFL Network previously pegged four receivers for the top 20:  Amari Cooper, Kevin White, DeVante Parker, and Perriman.  Cooper is regarded as the clear favorite to go first.  After that, it could be any of the other three.

The Browns currently hold the No. 12 and No. 19 picks in round one.  The extra first-round selection resulted from the decision in 2014 not to take receiver Sammy Watkins but instead to trade down with the Bills.  The Browns ultimately selected no receivers in last year’s draft, even though they knew Josh Gordon was facing a one-year suspension.  (It later became a 10-game suspension, but he has since been suspended for another year.)

Regardless of the order in which they come off the board, look for another round one run on receivers — especially after the five taken in the first round last year (Watkins, Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr., Brandin Cooks, Kelvin Benjamin) have shown that, as football becomes more and more of a passing game, more and more guys coming out of college are pretty good at catching the ball.

8 responses to “Browns break bread with Breshad Perriman

  1. Bengals fan here. Stephen Hill is spot on. Also Jerome Simpson. Awesome measureables but doesn’t translate into production you would expect. He is described as polarizing. Bad routes, just raw. Might take 5 years to develope. There are safer picks. I think Dorsett is better.

  2. I have very little faith in Ray Farmer & company moving forward. So far, way more negatives than positives. They keep looking for that magic bullet draft that usually never pans out, instead of keeping some stability (like Hoyer- now that Alex Mack is back) and building some talent around him with solid picks. Same old Browns so far.

    I don’t think they’re dumb enough to tip their hand in the Mariota case, but I don’t think they can evaluate talent very well and will choose the wrong players anyways. God, I hope I’m wrong tho. Please, please, please God I hope I’m wrong.

  3. After watching and rooting for the Browns for almost 70 yrs, you’d think I would have more faith in them. However, the last 15 yrs of “the New Browns,” have worn me mighty thin.

    Please God, let them get this right!

  4. The Panthers are not in dire need of a receiver now that Ted Ginn is back with us. We could use more depth, of course, but if Shaq Thompson or an O-lineman is available at our pick, we should go that route.

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