The Baltimore Ravens have flown under the radar for the majority of the off-season.
Two fairly high profile figures left M&T Bank Stadium, with Haloti Ngata being traded to the Detroit Lions while wide receiver Torrey Smith decided to move to the San Francisco 49ers in free agency.
The Ravens then went and drafted a replacement for Smith in Breshad Perriman, and the young man has been receiving a lot of praise lately.
Big and Powerful
Joe Flacco was speaking to the teams official website where he revealed that, so far, he was incredibly impressed by the former University of Central Florida man.
"I'm happy with Breshad," Flacco said. "He looks really good. He looks big, powerful, runs well."
At 6-foot-2 and 212 pounds, Perriman gives Marc Trestman's offense good size along with the insane 4.24 speed that turned heads at the scouting combine, causing his draft stock to absolutely rocket. The rookie comes out of college with
"His hands look like they're really good. He looks like he has big, strong hands," Flacco said. "He snatches the ball out of the air."
The Ravens are counting on Perriman and rookie tight end Maxx Williams to play major roles for the offense right away. If they can't pull it off, Baltimore will be short-handed through the air in the rough-and-tumble AFC North where the Browns, Bengals and Steelers could all be .