After bypassing his senior season at UCF, Breshad Perriman's NFL dreams came true Thursday night.
With the 26th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Perriman was selected by the Baltimore Ravens. Perriman walked across the stage in Chicago, shook hands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and was handed a Ravens jersey with his name and the No. 1 on it.
"I love the speed, I love the great circus catches," Jon Gruden said on the ESPN broadcast. Gruden took issue with Perriman's tendency to drop passes, however.
After his junior campaign, in which he led UCF in receiving yards, Perriman shot up draft boards. His meteoric rise was aided by a strong Pro Day where he ran an approximate 4.25 40-yard dash. At 6-foot-2, 212 pounds, he has a rare combination of size and speed that intrigued scouts.
NFL bloodlines flow through Perriman's veins as his father had a 10-year career, and played for the Saints, Lions, Dolphins and Chiefs.
Ryan Gillespie is the Editor-in-Chief at the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @byRyanGillespie or email him at RyanG@CentralFloridaFuture.com.