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Scouting Profile: Ronnie Perkins

Breaking down the full scouting report on Patriots third-round pick Ronnie Perkins.

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Breaking down the full scouting report on Patriots third-round pick Ronnie Perkins.

Ronnie Perkins

  • DL, 6-3, 253
  • Oklahoma
  • St. Louis, Mo.
  • 3rd round, 96th overall

Strengths: Experienced, productive three-year starter; knack for getting into the backfield to make plays; can rush the passer from inside or out; plays instinctively.

Weaknesses: Relatively undersized for his position; needs to improve his ability to shed blocks; could utilize his natural speed more against bigger opponents.

Personal: Youngest of six children in his family; a top-75 overall recruit in high school, No.1 from the state of Missouri; started for the Sooners as a true freshman, earning Freshman All-American honors; named to second-team All-Big 12 as a sophomore.

Comparable NFL player: Trey Flowers (Detroit Lions) – Undersized former Patriots draft choice who nonetheless used good football instincts to become a reliable starter and coveted free agent.

By the numbers

Table inside Article
YEARGPSOLOASTTOTTFLYDSSACKYDSPDFFFRINTYDS
2018141720378.034.05.025.010000
20191328103813.540.06.028.001000
202061682410.549.05.532.000000
TOT3361389932.0123.016.585.011000

Pro Day numbers *

  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 253
  • 40 yards: 4.71
  • Bench (225): 25
  • Vertical jump: 32
  • Long jump: 9'07"
  • Shuttle: 4.69
  • Cone: NA

* Combine comparison unavailable because 2021 Combine was cancelled

What they're saying ...

"As an energetic edge defender with heavy hands, Perkins is a power rusher with disruptive potential. He wears down blockers with relentless effort and violent hands. Perkins is a bit raw and unrefined as a technician, but his energy gives him a chance to shine as a situational playmaker early in his career." ~ Bucky Brooks, NFL.com

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