Name: Jalen Perry
Weight: 187 lbs.
High school: Dacula (GA) Dacula
Class: Redshirt junior
Jersey number: #16
Last year: I ranked Perry #53 and said he would be a backup safety and special teamer (LINK). He played in eight games and made 3 tackles.
TTB Rating: 88
Perry was the #200 overall player in the 2019 class. He has bounced back and forth between cornerback and safety for the past couple seasons, and he’s currently listed at one pound lighter than he was as a recruit. He appears to lack the speed to be a major contributor at cornerback, and he’s not quite physical enough to be a factor at safety.
I expect Perry to once again be a backup. Whether he’s a cornerback or safety might depend on which way the wind is blowing or which position group stays the healthiest, but I’m not expecting a breakout season. However, he should see consistent snaps on special teams and could be an adequate veteran fill-in for the defensive backfield if someone gets injured.
Prediction: Backup defensive back, special teamer