Live Scouting Of Breshad Perriman For Arians

March 30th, 2019

Bruce Arians was all over assessing Breshad Perriman and making him a Buccaneer

Once, twice, three times was a confidence boost for Bucco Bruce Arians when it comes to his new toy, speedy wide receiver Brashad Perriman.

Arians dove into his interest in Perriman on national radio last week.

Speaking to Joe’s pal Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio. Arians explained that he was on the broadcast team for three Browns games last season. That means he saw Perriman up close and personal in games and at practice.

“I watched him come back and break back out,” Arians said of Perriman, who struggled until modest success last season. “When a young player is a first-round pick, and if he’s not super successful, sometimes it hurts their confidence. But he came back strong, Cleveland obviously wanted him back and then the trade happened. So we’re really excited about him.”

Joe heard that and immediately thought of Vernon Hargreaves, a 2016 first-round pick who has been a bust. It sure feels like Arians thinks Hargreaves could be a bounce-back candidate like Perriman was last season. Remember, Arians just lauded Hargreaves as an outside cornerback.

Joe’s not going to get too carried away, though, Perriman only had 16 catches last season, though his explosive abilities were on display.

19 Responses to “Live Scouting Of Breshad Perriman For Arians”

  1. AlteredEgo Says:

    If Joe hadn’t said VH3…I was going to

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Yes Perriman had only 16 catches, but he got 340 yards out of those catches (21 YPC). Heck that’s over 50 more receiving yards than our $7 million dollar man, Cam Brate, got in 30 catches in all 16 games (Perriman did it in 10 games). I can see why BA’s excited.

  3. rrsrq Says:

    That VHIII comment, mmmmm, did they not just offer Mo Claiborne a contract for the league minimum. Ok, you can say depth, but you got two first rounders and an athletic 2nd round guy if Mo signs, so who is not starting on the outside.

  4. Joe Says:

    That VHIII comment, mmmmm, did they not just offer Mo Claiborne a contract for the league minimum

    Said it before and will type it again: Am willing to lay cash Vernon Hargreaves was not drafted in the first round to be a nickel/part-time corner, thus was not graded out by the scouting staff as one.

    Pretty sure you have to factor in one of the most incompetent defensive coaching staffs in the history of the game had their hands in the cookie jar. Mike Smith retired rather than save himself the embarrassment of never being hired again. Jon Hoke is coaching now at a low-rung B1G school. Brett Maxie cannot find work.

    Remember, these are the same guys who couldn’t figure out if Ryan Smith was a corner or a safety. Then half the corners the Bucs acquired were then labeled nickel corners — no team has more!

    Hargreaves wasn’t awful his rookie season. Think it is fair to suggest none of the Bucs corners (short of Brent Grimes) could be judged fairly being coached by a bunch of headless chickens.

  5. rrsrq Says:


    I agree 💯, just stating that they have Meade a pitch for MC, that means competition for the starting outside corners, unless they don’t think VHIII can stay off IR, which I also believe like many other players was placed on IR really quick.

  6. JimmyJack Says:

    I’m interested to see how good Perriman can play but I’m also interested in this Justin Watson guy too. We will probably bring in a few nonamers to compete also. You always see a few no namers make some plays each year…..maybe one of them is a WR this year.

    It will be a fun battle to watch in August.

  7. JimmyJack Says:

    Bucs might be thinking to draft a replacement for VH3. Even if Hargreaves has a great year we probably should sign him because he is is completely unreliable.

    That kid from Temple is supposted to be a 1st round talent. Maybe he drops to our 2nd pick.

  8. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete (the guy who had to buy '87 a Winston jersey after we drafted him) Says:


    Unfortunately, Hargreaves just isn’t fast enough, IMO, to be a Man-coverage Outside CB in the NFL….

    He will thrive as a Nickel-Slot Corner…

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    Well said Joe. I agree 💯

  10. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    Aneus Williams 4.57 40,HOFr. Joe Haden 4.57 40,Probowl-like career prior to the injuries. Vernon Heargreaves 4.50 40,time will tell. He was coached by his idiots. Don’t get me wrong speed is nice but CB is more about technique than speed. Theirs a reason BA high on this young man. Think Ima go with his assessment.

  11. Arian Nation Says:

    I think Arians is correct, Perriman could be a successful outside threat which would free up Mike Evans, Godwin and OJ. Which is what DJax brought to the table.

    Off topic, did anyone else see Johnny Football get knocked out today?

  12. D1 Says:


    4.5 is speed. It’s not the top 1% , but it’s just a step behind. Besides what difference would it make if He ran a 4.2 flat but couldn’t turn his body up the field efficiently . Technique plays a major role in position.

    Coaches focus on technique, 3 cone, high jump and then 40. Fans just look at the 40 and quickly state “He’s too slow” or “He’s got elite speed” without any concerns about the technical abilities a player possess that allow that speed to translate onto the field, Football isn’t Track.

  13. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Will Bowles be able to finally produce a genuine NFL quality pass rush? If the answer is yes VHIII and all the DB’s will look a lot better.

    As far as Perriman he will benefit from being viewed as a complimentary WR and not a high first rounder. That pressure is on ME.

  14. gp Says:

    Corners playing press will shut down the short passing game which gives the pass rush an extra second or two to get to the passer. Aggressive defense -vs- passive defense of the past few years.
    Will we get burnt on a few long balls?
    But total defense will be stronger with an aggressive mindset.
    Can’t wait to see how it plays out!
    Explosive offense on top?

  15. unbelievable Says:

    Him and Renell Hall along with Latavius Murray are most responsible for Bortles being such a high draft pick. He’d throw a 15 yard pass and they’d take it to the house.

    Kid has got wheels. And used to have amazing hands. Hopefully he can become something in Tampa.

  16. Wiscobucsfan Says:

    Not that it’s the best example due to different position, but chris norland was supposedly too short and too slow to play linebacker. He was awesome even though he retired after his rookie year. People tend to forget that instincts, technique, and reaction time are probably more important than someone’s 40 time or bench press numbers. It just gets over looked cause you can’t measure it and put a stop watch to it.

  17. BucEmUp 7 Says:

    Headless chickens….Love it!

  18. Lordcornelius Says:

    I still believe

  19. #1bucfan Says:

    I still believe to. Better coaching an we just might end the drought but it could take a full season tho for everyone to learn new schemes one offseason is kinda short