Breshad Perriman hopes Ravens fans like him as much as he likes Baltimore. The first-round draft pick didn’t know much about the city when the Ravens selected him. But he’s learning fast and soaking up new experiences, like throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday night’s Orioles-Mariners game.
A native of Lithonia, Ga., Perriman knows what baseball team to root for in his new home.
“I don’t know too much about the sport, but now that I’m in Baltimore, I’m an Orioles fan,” Perriman told CSN Baltimore.
“It’s been great so far. I love the whole city. I love the fans. I love the team. I love all the rookies I came here with. The vets, showing me a good time, the coaches. I love everything about the city. The fans are amazing so far.”
The Ravens expect Perriman to have instant impact at wide receiver. Being a first-round pick comes with pressure, but Perriman says he isn’t focusing on that.
“I know there are responsibilities,” Perriman said. “There might be some type of pressure, but at the end of the day, you play for the city, you play for yourself, you play for your family. At the end of the day, you want to play great, you want to please all the fans, and that’s my goal, too.”