Getting To Know Our Rookies: Malcolm Perry


BREAKING: Rd 7, Pick #246 Miami Selects WR Malcolm Perry - Miami ...

Round 7· Pick 246 Malcolm Perry WR Navy (5′ 9″, 186 pounds)

No. 10 – Miami Dolphins
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: 1996/1997 (age 22–23)
Fort Campbell
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Kenwood (TN)
College: Navy
NFL Draft: 2020 / Round: 7 / Pick: 246
Career history
Roster status: Unsigned draft pick

NFL Draft Profile

Perry’s parents both served in the Army, but he decided to attend the Naval Prep Academy for one year after leaving Kenwood High School in Tennessee as a two-time all-state player. He played in three games as a reserve in 2016 (9-73-8.1, one TD rushing) and then came on to lead the Midshipmen in rushing the following year (138-1,182-8.6, 11 TDs) splitting time between quarterback (three games) and slot back (nine games). Perry started the first five games of the 2018 season at quarterback before moving to slot back for the rest of the year (172-1,087-6.3, seven TDs rushing; 9 of 25, 222 yards, two TDs passing in 13 starts). He was one of the top playmakers in the country as a senior, receiving the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year award. Perry finished second in the country with 2,017 rushing yards and tied for third nationally with 21 rushing scores on 295 carries (6.8 per) in 13 starts at quarterback for the 11-2 Navy squad. He also completed 48-of-86 pass attempts (55.8 percent) for 1,084 yards and seven scores with three interceptions.

Overview

When a prospect starts off with traits like tough, smart and highly competitive, they are off to a very good start with important intangibles. While Perry checks those boxes, he’s undersized, moving to a new position, and lacks explosive twitch as a route-runner to uncover in short spaces. With play-callers becoming more creative, Perry’s production in option packages could open a lane for him as offenses love to create additional game-planning duties for defensive coordinators.

Strengths
  • Elected by teammates to highly regarded team captain spot
  • Instant gadget option who is very smart and tough
  • Undersized but tough runner for short-yardage option package
  • Has some slot receiver experience
  • Low center of gravity enhances change of direction
  • Hands catcher, reaching out to meet the ball
  • Makes an effort to find positional blocking duties
  • Stick-and-go wiggle to make first tackler miss
  • Twenty career kick returns averaging 24.6 yards per return
Weaknesses
  • Sawed-off body type with tight hips, short limbs and small hands
  • Built like a running back playing receiver
  • Limited exposure to receiver snaps
  • Will need time acclimating to NFL route tree
  • Below average short-area suddenness as a slot
  • Routes are leggy and show him through transitions
  • May not have speed or separation quickness to uncover
  • Not a natural 50/50 winner when the ball goes up

 

 

TDS Take:

Offensive Swiss Army Knife he is dynamic, explosive and a weapon especially in a potential “Wild Cat” role for Miami some day. He played WR, RB & QB in collage and was exciting to watch just play his You tube Video above and you can see why Miami drafted him.

Welcome To Miami Malcolm Perry!

 

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