A.T. Perry
A.T. Perry  WR  Wake Forest | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
A.T. Perry
Height
6-4
Weight
198
College
Wake Forest
Position
WR
Class
Junior
Home town
Lake Worth, FL
85.7/100
Player Rating
10
PositionRank (WR)
4.47
FortyYD Time
Receptions
81
Rec YDs
1096
Rec TDs
11
Rec AVG
13.5

A.T. Perry WR Wake Forest | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

A.T. Perry WR Wake Forest
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 04/23/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.47 seconds (62%*)
Age: 24.7 DOB: 10/26/1999
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (89%*) Weight: 198 (41%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (43%*) Arm: 33 1/4 (75%*) Span: 82 5/8 (98%*)
Forty: 4.47 (C) (62%*) Ten Yard: 1.59 (C) (32%*)
Vertical: 35 (C) (45%*) Broad: 133 (C) (98%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 04/23/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.47 seconds (62%*)
Age: 24.7 DOB: 10/26/1999
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
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Height: 6-4 (89%*) Weight: 198 (41%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (43%*) Arm: 33 1/4 (75%*)
Span: 82 5/8 (98%*)
Forty: 4.47 (C) (62%*)
10 Yard: 1.59 (C) (32%*)
Vertical: 35 (C) (45%*) Broad: 133 (C) (98%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Overall Rating: 85.7 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
73%
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QB Rating When targeted: 113.5
Hands:
62%
Short Receiving:
81%
Intermediate Routes:
87%
Deep Threat:
87%
Blocking:
70%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late
Overall Rank: #62 Position rank: #10
College Games: 37 College Snaps: 1904
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 76/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 84 Stars 247 RATING: 84/100
New Orleans Saints Drafted: ROUND: 6 - Pick Number: 195 (NO)
Draft Profile: Bio
The 6-3 169 lb A.T. Perry from Park Vista Community High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Perry opted to join Wake Forest after a number of schools were put off by his his initially slight frame

In 2019 as a freshman Perry saw action in 6 games for the Demon Deacons as he made 4 receptions for just 62 yards for an average of 15.5 yards per reception, with one TD, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 140.3.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played 7 games and had 16 catches for 218 yards for an average of 13.6 yards per catch, with one TD, and QB rating when targeted of 77.8.

As a junior in 2021 he played 14 games and hauled in an outstanding 71 catches for 1296 yards for an average of 18.3 yards per catch, with 15 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 122.2.

As a senior in 2022 he played 12 games and had 70 catches for 984 yards for an average of 14.1 yards per catch, 11 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 108.6.
Honors & awards
  • 2023 East-West Shrine Game Invitee
  • 2022 Phil Steele All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2022 All-ACC First Team
  • 2022 Biletnikoff Award Watch List
  • 2022 Maxwell Award Watch List
  • 2022 Preseason Phil Steele Second All-America
  • 2022 Preseason Phil Steele First Team All-ACC
  • 2022 Preseason Athlon First Team All-ACC
  • 2022 Preseason Lindy's First Team All-ACC
  • 2021 Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist
  • 2021 All-ACC First Team
  • ACC Receiver of the Week (Oct. 11, 2021 and Sept. 12, 2022)
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Possesses prototypical measurables for an X outside receiver standing 6-3 and weighing in at 198lbs
  • Outstanding athletic ability showcased with a broad jump in the 98th percentile as well as 4.47 forty - combined with long limbs and an elite wing span
  • Hugely productive and decorated prospect who has combined for nearly 2400 yds in the last two years and adding 26TDs
  • He’s very good in contested-catch situations, using his frame effectively to make plays facing the quarterback. Perry also shows a knack for high-pointing the ball, consistently outmuscling defensive backs.
  • Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either shoulder and brings in passes fluidly without breaking stride downfield.
  • He is a natural playmaker, at his best with the ball in his hands
  • He accelerates quickly and possesses excellent straight-line speed. He shows solid ball-tracking skills and body control downfield, able to adjust to the off-target throw showing skills developed from a basketball background
  • A long strider who once he gets going can quickly eat up defensive backs' cushion
  • Not just a homerun deep threat - is effective on slants, posts, and quick outs and comebacks
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Doesn't explode off the line and his speed takes too long to develop - demonstrated by a 32nd percentile 10-yard split at the combine
  • Isn't particularly strong - and while he is tall he isn't dominant physically and his timing can be disrupted by bigger DBs
  • Despite having very good hands he does suffer from concentration/focus drops
  • Perry is more fast than quick and also lacks some suddenness as a route runner, and that is a potential issue at the next level
  • Doesn't block as well as you expect given his size - will need development in this area
Scouting Report: Summary
A.T. Perry is an excellent NFL wide receiver prospect who has some elite measurables. He possesses ideal length, excellent deep speed, along with outstanding hands, and looks like an ideal fit as a traditional pro X-receiver. Perry however isn't quite as twitchy as you would like and has a tendency to round his routes reducing his short-range effectiveness.

Perry has great potential at the next level as a deep threat although his skills don't end there and scouts have begun to recognize this. He'll have a very good pro career and will likely not last past the third round of the 2023 NFL draft.

A.T. Perry percentiles vs other Wide Receivers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate A.T. Perry (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
75.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
12.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.