AT Perry 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- All-county in football and basketball
- Won the county track long jump championship
- Mother ran track at Arizona State
- Scheme tendencies: Deep mesh RPO/Spread
- 2022 projected role: Starting X-receiver
Pros: AT Perry checks every box for a prototypical X-receiver. He uses his body to post up smaller defenders on shorter routes. He identifies the soft spots in zone coverage, presenting a large target. With his frame, he extends the strike zone for his quarterback. Perry is a long strider that can eat up grass with each step. He works best as a two-level possession receiver with the ability to win deep on occasion. When tasked to attack vertically, Perry tracks the football well while in flight. He properly understands how to stem and angle versus off-coverage. With the combination of his secure hands and football IQ, Perry is a quarterback’s best friend on second-reaction throws. He makes himself available by working back to the football.
Cons: Even with his big body, AT Perry is inconsistent as a run blocker. He does not approach his target with much desire and attempts to engage with a high-pad level. He is an effective route-runner, but do not expect him to execute at a master class level. Perry must improve playing through physical coverage better to quickly become available for his QB. Defensive backs are not stressed vertically, as his speed is not immediate or sudden. He will not overwhelm his opponents. He did not face a high amount of press coverage, leaving his release package limited. As a big receiver with a basketball background, he does not showcase the high-pointing skill set needed during contested-catch sequences.
AT Perry NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson