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UCF WR Breshad Perriman Improves Draft Stock with a 4.25 40-yard Dash

These top prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft have been connected to the San Francisco 49ers in recent mock drafts.

Thursday's Niners Daily looks at the impressive 40-yard dash of a top wide receiver prospect and other important wideout notes from the college pro day circuit.*

Perriman Earns a Few Headlines

Were NFL Draft experts talking about UCF wide receiver Breshad Perriman before Wednesday? Yes. But the buzz is much different after the potential second-round draft pick ran a 4.25-second 40-yard dash at his pro day.

The stunning time was shared by NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock, who has Perriman ranked as his fifth-best receiver prospect along with Missouri wideout Dorial-Green Beckham.

What makes Perriman's time most impressive is that he's a 6-foot-2, 212-pound target. Perriman did not run at the NFL Scouting Combine due to a hamstring injury, but his 4.25 time would have been the fastest of any player this year. It's also a tenth of a second behind the all-time 40 record set in 2008 by running back Chris "CJ2K" Johnson.

If NFL teams truly covet top-flight speed, Perriman's name could be called in the first round of the draft.

The 40-time once again proves the importance of pro-day workouts.

Notable Pro-day 40 Times of Top WR ProspectsDuke WR Jamison Crowder - 4.46, 4.48
Stanford WR Ty Montgomery - 4.5, 4.51
Michigan WR Devin Funchess - 4.48

Funchess ran a 4.7 at the combine, but his pro-day time showed the most improvement of this year's receiver group. Several of the top wideouts decided to stand on their times from Indianapolis, which is to be expected.

That group includes:

West Virginia WR Kevin White - 4.35
Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett - 4.4
USC WR Nelson Agholor - 4.42
Alabama WR Amari Cooper - 4.42
Ohio State WR Devin Smith - 4.42
Auburn WR Sammie Coates - 4.43
ASU WR Jaelen Strong - 4.44
Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham - 4.49

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