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Best AFC North Additions: No. 2, Breshad Perriman

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Baltimore's first-round pick is almost assured of a prominent role in the Ravens' offense this coming season.

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Going into the 2015 NFL Draft, wide receiver was easily the Ravens' biggest position of need, and they made sure to address it with their first pick.

It came in the form of UCF wideout Breshad Perriman with the 26th-overall pick. He was the perfect receiver Baltimore could get in this draft to replace Torrey Smith, who left to sign with the 49ers this offseason.

Like Smith, Perriman is more of a deep-ball specialist who will stretch the defense and open up the rest of the field for other Ravens to work with. The 6'2", 212-pound Perriman had 50 catches for 1,044 yards (20.9 avg.) and nine scores in 2014 as a junior before declaring for the draft.

This wasn't the first year Perriman produced big numbers, though. He grabbed 39 receptions for 811 yards (20.8 avg) and four scores as a sophomore. He finished his three-year career with a cumulative 115 catches for 2,243 yards (19.5 avg) and 16 scores.

Perriman's speed was on display this offseason when his 40-yard dash clocked in at 4.25 seconds at his Pro Daywhile other times recorded by NFL scouts on hand ranged between 4.19 and 4.27.

What Perriman needs to work on to be more than a one-trick pony is becoming a better route-runner in the short-to-intermediate areas. He also had several drops in college that he attributed to losing focus. While not without flaw, Perriman's speed and ability to stretch the field will make defenses focus on him, making life easier for the rest of the Ravens' offense.

With Baltimore not having a reliable receiver outside of Steve Smith Sr., Perriman should play significant snaps in every game this season. It wouldn't be surprising to see him start every game as a rookie either.

As of now, Smith Sr., Michael Campanaro, Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown are Baltimore's top four receivers from last year who are still on their roster. Smith did catch 79 passes for 1,065 yards and six scores in 2014, but the latter three combined for just 55 catches, 624 yards and four scores. Smith Sr. is also 36-years-old heading into this season, so another drop off in his play wouldn't be hard to believe.

Perriman is an explosive player who will come in and start from day one and with Baltimore's receiving unit so thin, it's possible he can take on the No. 1 WR role. This position is so sparse for the Ravens that even if Perriman goes through a tough learning curve as a rookie and struggles, the Ravens will still be forced to give him significant snaps. That's why he ranks second this list.