Joe Flacco Excited to Have Rookie WR Perriman


Joe Flacco could hear the enthusiasm in John Harbaugh’s voice.

The Ravens head coach called his quarterback just after taking top tight end Maxx Williams in the second round in this year’s draft. Picking Williams followed the selection of speedy receiver Breshad Perriman a day earlier, and Harbaugh couldn’t wait to talk with Flacco.

In a matter of 24 hours, the Ravens provided their franchise quarterback with a pair of much-needed targets who have the potential to become difference makers in Baltimore’s offense.

“I was excited, definitely,” Flacco said after a recent offseason practice. “And I think part of the reason I was excited is that everybody around here seemed to be excited. It definitely felt good.”

Perriman’s arrival could give Flacco and the offense the true top receiver they’ve wanted for years. He has the prototypical size (6-foot-2, 212 pounds) and speed (4.22 seconds in the 40-yard dash) to become a big target and downfield threat.

The rookie’s talent was immediately apparent to his new quarterback.

via Garrett Downing of BaltimoreRavens.com

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