East WR – A.T. Perry, Wake Forest (6-5, 206)
Despite it shaping up to be one of the weaker wide receiver classes of the last decade, the Shrine Bowl managed to put a strong group together. Leading the East roster is Wake Forest’s A.T. Perry, one of the best senior receivers in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Perry helped the Demon Deacons have one of their most successful two-year stretches in school history while catching 152 passes for 2,389 yards and 26 TDs in that time. One of the most decorated receivers in ACC history, Perry was a complete mismatch in Wake’s slow mesh offense.
A true ball-winning X-receiver, Perry’s size, body control, and catch radius create issues in 50/50 situations and allow him to win vertically and over the middle in traffic. Not just a jump ball receiver, he also possesses the flexibility to sink his hips and get in and out of his breaks as a route runner and the quickness to win with his release off the line.
Perry’s got the height-weight-speed mismatch ability teams to crave that should help him thrive in one-on-one’s and given this receiver class, a big week in Las Vegas could help push him into the Top 50 of the 2023 NFL Draft.