The Miami Dolphins just inked rookie Malcolm Perry to his rookie contract, and he brings an unusual skillset to Miami.
Perry played quarterback at Navy, where he was a three-year starter. Navy runs an option offense, however, so he spent more time running the ball than passing. And the Dolphins, on draft day, announced him as a wide receiver.
His versatility isn't the only thing that should excite Dolphins fans, though. He also rushed for more yards than anyone else in the draft class (including J.K. Dobbins and Jonathan Taylor) last season.
Perry exploded for 2,017 yards on the ground as a senior, finishing second in the nation behind only Chuba Hubbard. That wasn't Perry's first time putting up impressive rushing stats either. He eclipsed 1,000 yards in all three seasons as a starter, amassing a total of 4,286 yards and 39 touchdowns on the ground during that span.
He didn't get many chances to catch passes, but he did also add 470 yards and 3 scores on 22 receptions in college.
It's still going to be an uphill battle for the seventh-round pick to see the field, especially with Miami's offense boasting plenty of exciting young talent. But he's showcased that he can produce at an incredibly high level, so it won't be surprising if he is able to successfully make the leap to the next level.
If Perry's game can translate to the pros and the Dolphins coaching staff can find ways to get the ball in his hands, he could prove to be one of the biggest steals of the 2020 NFL Draft.
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