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Mandatory minicamp next test for rookie WR Perriman

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Mandatory minicamp next test for rookie WR Perriman

Will Breshad Perriman join the recent trend of rookie receivers making an immediate splash?

The Ravens drafted Perriman to be an impact rookie, taking him with the 26th pick overall. We’ll get a better idea of Perriman’s progress during mandatory minicamp this week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday).

The success of rookie receivers in recent years gives the Ravens more hope that Perriman can be a reliable playmaker from Day 1. Three rookies had more than 1,000 yards receiving last year – Odell Beckham of the Giants (1,305), Mike Evans of the Buccaneers (1,051), and Kelvin Benjamin of the Panthers (1,008).

Eight rookies had at least 50 catches – Beckham (91), Jarvis Landry of the Dolphins (84), Benjamin (73), Evans (68), Jordan Matthews of the Eagles (67), Sammy Watkins of the Bills (65), Brandin Cooks of the Saints (53), and Allen Hurns of the Jaguars (51).

With the passing game so prevalent in college football, receivers are entering the NFL more game ready. And Perriman has factors working in his favor. After losing Torrey Smith in free agency (49ers) and cutting Jacoby Jones, the Ravens will give Perriman every opportunity to be their primary deep threat. Playing with an experienced quarterback like Joe Flacco also gives Perriman an edge. If Perriman gets open consistently, Flacco will find him. Perriman also has the size (6-foot-2, 212 pounds) to make tough catches in traffic, and the strength to avoid being jammed at the line of scrimmage.

Beckham, Evans, and Benjamin walked into the NFL like they had been playing for five seasons. The Ravens hope Perriman can do the same.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including a recap of the first day of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Yesterday, (Monday) was the first day of the Ravens' OTAs. OTAs continue today (Tuesday) as the Ravens work on developing a new offense. Check out some of the highlights here. 

2. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. 

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

Kick off your Monday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including the full 90-man roster heading into the beginning of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. Ravens OTAs begin Monday.

2. With the return of Pernell McPhee and the addition of Shane Ray, it's clear that the Ravens are searching for the right pass rushers for their defense. The two veterans join draft pick Jaylon Ferguson in the quest to create a dynamic defense.

3. Marquise Brown is expected to miss OTAs due to continued rehab on his foot from Lisfranc surgery. However, Brown is expected to be ready by the start of training camp in August.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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