Washington Pro Day: What a healthy Jordan Perryman looks like (and other notes)
Perryman dishes on his injury-plagued 2022, Corey Luciano chats about what he proved as a sixth-year senior center, and UW's Pro Day participants name their 2023 breakout candidates.
SEATTLE — I promise: Jordan Perryman really did look like Washington’s next star cornerback during training camp last year.
He looked like the same guy on Wednesday, finally fully healthy and showcasing his athleticism at the Huskies’ Pro Day workouts inside the Dempsey Indoor.
Perryman had been an All-Big-Sky player at UC Davis, but decided to transfer up for his senior season, set on proving himself before entering the NFL Draft. And man, he looked the part. Wearing No. 1, Perryman proved a difficult matchup even for star receiver Rome Odunze, the two combining for some entertaining battles during 11-on-11 periods last August.
Coaches raved about Perryman — his strength, his speed, his confidence. He was a sure-fire, no-doubt-about-it starter from the moment he arrived on campus, one obvious replacement for departed NFL cornerbacks Trent McDuffie and Kyler Gordon.
Then the season started. First game, Kent State, and there’s Perryman limping off the field. It was a strained quad, he said Wednesday, detailing his injury-plagued 2022 season for the first time.