August 08, 2022 07:36PM
Thanks for the response, Den. You raise valid concerns. I am interested to see if Perkins can develop. It will make the preseason fun to watch,

Bryce's uncle had 7,500 yards from scrimmage and 45 TDs in the NFL for the Cowboys. 6,200 rushing and 1300 receiving. [www.pro-football-reference.com]
Stadium almost sideline video and draft bio below



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Prospect Info
COLLEGE
Virginia

HOMETOWN
Queen Creek, AZ

CLASS
r-Senior

HEIGHT
6' 3"

WEIGHT
215 lbs

Prospect Grade
5.50

Player Bio
Bryce is the son of former Arizona State and Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bruce Perkins, the brother of former UCLA and New York Giants running back Paul Perkins and the nephew of former Dallas Cowboys star back Don Perkins. With that football family tree, it's no surprise he was the Arizona Division I Player of the Year as a senior at Chandler High School. He began his collegiate career at his dad's alma mater but suffered two broken vertebrae during practice his redshirt freshman season. He chose not to have the surgery that would have ended his football career and had already made up his mind to transfer after ASU coaches wanted him to change positions. Perkins went to Arizona Western Community College in 2017 to prove himself as a passer, and all he did was lead them to the national junior college title game. Virginia gave Perkins a shot to replace departed starter Kurt Benkert in 2018. He stepped up again, garnering honorable mention All-ACC honors by setting a school record for total offense and joining Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray as the only two FBS quarterbacks with 2,600 passing yards and 900 rushing yards (225-349-64.5, 2,680 yards, 25 TDs, nine INTs passing; 212-923-4.4, nine TDs rushing). Perkins was a 2019 second-team all-conference selection while leading the Cavaliers to the ACC Championship Game. He started all 14 games his senior campaign as the team's top passer (320-496-64.5, 3,538 yards, 22 TDs, 12 INTs) and rusher (227-769-3.4, 11 TDs).


Analysis
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst

Overview
Dual-threat quarterback lacking desired footwork and fundamentals from the pocket, but the results were often better than the aesthetics. Perkins has adequate arm strength and a very sudden release. He is at his best in a quick read-and-throw scheme that allows him to find a rhythm early in the game. His process tends to break down too early when tasked with working through progressions and his sack total suffered because of it. He's a capable play extender and runner, but he's not as fluid or natural with his open-field movements as he might need to be if a team has designs on transitioning Perkins to another position.

Strengths
True dual-threat quarterback
Good size with athletic build
Release is compact and sudden from pocket or in RPOs
Zone-read and boot-action potential puts defenses on their heels
Adequate arm strength to drive the football into the seams
Productive passer in both seasons as starter
Plus athleticism to scramble and extend the play
Put it in the paint 20 times as a rusher since 2018
Scouts say he's open to a position change if need be

Weaknesses
Heavy percentage of throws were short and predetermined
Struggles badly when he loses his rhythm
Gets away from his slate of progressions way too early
Quick to drop his eyes and look for the exit with average pressure building
Footwork fundamentals as passer in need of correction
Disappointing intermediate and deep accuracy
Tightness in lowers limits wiggle in open field
Took an extraordinary number of potentially preventable sacks
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  So, are these guys already in trouble for possibly missing the 53?

Rams43622August 05, 2022 09:29AM

  Afraid so

merlin274August 05, 2022 09:42AM

  Re: Afraid so

BigGame81248August 05, 2022 09:53AM

  Re: Afraid so

SoCalRAMatic201August 05, 2022 10:38AM

  Re: Afraid so

Ohiorams176August 05, 2022 12:05PM

  I'm trying to reserve assessments on Bryce Perkins until after PS games

Rams Junkie106August 06, 2022 02:53PM

  Re: I'm trying to reserve assessments on Bryce Perkins until after PS games

den-the-coach142August 07, 2022 07:12AM

  Bryce Perkins has NFL bloodlines (Dad, Uncle, Brother) a quick release & ran 4.55

Rams Junkie114August 08, 2022 07:36PM