The Underdog contingent had a player go in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft as the Baltimore Ravens selected UCF Knights wide receiver Breshad Perriman.
Round 1 - Pick 26 The @Ravens select Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/JPW7rTO0G0— #NFLDraft (@nfl) May 1, 2015
Perriman went perhaps a little higher than expected in some circles as he was considered a Day 2 draft pick in some cases, but Mel Kiper Jr. considered him a solid first round talent. The Lithonia, GA product will have a chance to prove the doubters who question his hands as he'll line up next to Steve Smith and bring in throws from "is he or is he not elite" QB Joe Flacco.
Baltimore publicly said that they weren't "desperate" for a receiver, but given that they'll be lining up a 36-year old Steve Smith and some role players, they were still hurting desperately for an elite receiver talent. Instead of going with a tight end in a shallow draft at the position, they chose to go with the best talent available. Perriman may have also cemented his status as a first round pick by showing off his skills at UCF's Pro Day.