Bershard Perriman, the talented receiver from UCF, and cornerback Byron Jones from UConn went 26th and 27th respectively in the first round of the NFL draft Friday.
While the conference will continue to be maligned, it’s great to see the talent gap isn’t insurmountable. Having first round talent is a pretty special thing.
Quick stats about the two players:
Perriman (Baltimore Ravens)
In three seasons at UCF, Perriman hauled in 16 touchdowns, including 9 his final year. He also cracked the 1,000 receiving yard mark with a total of 1,044 his senior year.
Jones (Dallas Cowboys)
In four years at UConn, Jones had 8 interceptions and 223 tackles on some fairly decent Connecticut defenses.
It’ll be fun watching these guys at the next level.