There have been numerous WR's that played QB at higher levels than Perry that rarely, if ever, used their arms in the NFL.I personally believe there is talent there that can be used at a premium amount.
On the Patriots think Welker/Burkhead type players that have muliple type skills that make them dangerous.
On paper, I don't expect him to be as impressive a receiver as Welker, or as dynamic a RB as Burkhead, but niether give you the added element of being able to throw the ball like a QB.
The moment Perry completes a few passes, that will work in his favor on quick passes behind the line of scrimage...he can catch it and quickly get a load yardage, or pass it at times to make teams more honest when he's on the field.
Don't expect him to be one of the top receivers right away, and odds may be against him to even make the roster, but if he begins to show improvement, how good he might end up being could surprise many.
Well yes, I agree that the plan for him is 3rd down back/Slot Receiver (Looking like right now the plan points more to RB), not QB, but his worth as a former QB will still be huge.There have been numerous WR's that played QB at higher levels than Perry that rarely, if ever, used their arms in the NFL.
He threw for a total of 1,000 yards and 7 TD's last season, while completing 55%. And he was playing in the American Athletic Conference. He was more of a triple option direct snap RB, that sometimes threw, than a QB.
He's often talked about as a Taysom Hill type, but Hill threw for almost 3,000 yards and 19 TD's in his best season at BYU.
Just because Perry played QB in college doesn't mean he actually has the type of arm that would worry opposing defenses.
I'm impressed by his running ability and elusiveness, but there's plenty of NFL skill players that have a better arm than I think Perry displayed in college.
Does anyone remember how Pat White looked when we tried passing in somewhat similar role? It's very different throwing against the pros. And White was a MUCH more accomplished passer in college.
Perry could still work out if he can be a solid 3rd down RB or slot WR. But I'm just not seeing the "do it all" threat that some do.
Look I liked the pick too. But he only played QB bc Navy didn't have one and he was a below average passer as a college QB.Well yes, I agree that the plan for him is 3rd down back/Slot Receiver (Looking like right now the plan points more to RB), not QB, but his worth as a former QB will still be huge.
With him in there, from time to time, you could get him the ball, and if a receiver is wide open somewhat deep because the defense took the bait, he has the skill set to not just pass the ball, but pass deep.
Also (Though you never hope to need to), he can be a great option as an emergency QB if in a game, you lose your starter, and backup.
I actually love taking him in the 7th round, where you rarely get anything of value.
Sure not disagreeing with you that he will be that good passing, my only point is that he is a better option at a gimmick play where you try to trick a defense with passing or handing off, and have that person quickly pass to someone else.Look I liked the pick too. But he only played QB bc Navy didn't have one and he was a below average passer as a college QB.
From his coach...
“Malcolm played the quarterback position to help us win, but if he had his druthers, I think he probably would have wanted to play slotback. We asked him to move to quarterback for our team, because we're an option team.”
My only point is people want to envision him as a Taysom Hill type, but Hill actually was a good college QB. Perry was a much less impressive as a passer than most other notable converted QB's. Admittedly he was pretty successful when he did throw last year (12.5 ypa), but he only threw 3.5 times per game. And he only had 10 total passes his first 3 years.
If his arm can be a secret weapon, I'll treat it as a great bonus. I just think we should be more excited that we got a guy that might have been drafted much higher if he got to play his true position.