The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to have found their number 2 receiver in Breshad Perriman at 6’2 and 215 lbs, he has the size, strength, and speed to stretch defenses thin. The other big factor is he fits with Tampa’s current cap space signing a one-year, $4 million deal with Tampa Bay. The signing of Perriman means a lot for the offense as it will open up the slot for Chris Godwin to be used like Larry Fitzgerald and O.J. Howard to take linebackers and safeties away.
“Perriman is the son of Brett Perriman, a star receiver for the Detroit Lions, who played 10 years in the NFL.” – So greatness runs in the family. Perriman just has to work on his hands as dropped balls have been his downfall since entering the league in 2015.
“The pick up of Perriman will force defenses to play Cover 2 with two safeties back in coverage worrying about Perriman’s speed on one side and Mike Evans’ size and big-play ability on the other. Two safeties playing deep in Cover 2 would allow Godwin and Howard some favorable matchups down the middle of the field. If defenses want to play Quarters coverage, which is Cover 4, in addition to Cover 2, that only makes it easier for the Bucs to run the ball with Peyton Barber, and can create some one-on-one matchups outside for Perriman and Evans.” – Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report.
The receiving core of Evans, Perriman, Godwin, and Howard will be a hard combination to stop expect a lot of high powered offense this year. The DeSean Jackson days are gone, much to the joy of many fans, and the Perriman experiment is underway. Let’s hope for some of that Bruce Arians’ offensive magic in Tampa.