1st Round (26th Overall) Ravens: WR Breshard Perriman,UCF. The leading receiver for the UCF Knights is a key asset to a Baltimore Ravens team that lost their top wide receiver in Torrey Smith and top tight end Owen Daniels. Perriman lead the Knights with over 1,044 receiving yards last season. The 6’2 wideout will give the Ravens a bigger target than what they had with Smith and the 4.24 40-yard dash speed of Perriman will cause havoc down the field against corners, giving him the capability to be a deep-ball threat. Joe Flacco is going to need a reliable receiver to throw the ball to, and despite Perriman’s history of dropping catches, he will be one of the go-to targets for Flacco throughout the season.
Once the video was out, the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell claimed to not have seen the video before it was released today. According to ESPN, Rice’s teammates also noted that they were not aware of the contents of the video before this morning as well.
The Ravens made the swift reaction in cutting the player, despite the two game suspension Commissioner Goodell imputed after the first video was released.
UPDATE: Commissioner Goodell has indefinitely suspended Rice.