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MLB Denzel Perryman, Miami SR
Attributes – 6’0 | 242 | 4.7
Scouting report – Total package at MLB. Perryman is a tough, sideline-to-sideline run stopper with great play recognition and instincts. He has good short area quickness, closes on the ball well, is a big hitter, and has shown the ability to shed blockers in traffic. Coming into the season his pass coverage skills were in question, but Perryman improved significantly in coverage to the point where it’s no longer considered a weakness. At only 6 feet tall, he will always be at a disadvantage against tall TEs, but that is the only weakness I can find in Perryman’s game. He’s my #1 MLB this year and a first round lock.
NFL ceiling – Ray Lewis
Bears spin – Jon Bostic has manned the middle during the second half of the 2014 season and played pretty well, but was far from dominant. Perryman would give the Bears a potential run-stopping force in the middle of the field that they haven’t had since Brian Urlacher. Bostic has experience playing on the strong-side and would compete with Shea McClellin for the starting role there.