Pros: “Perkins is a big man who displays nice upside at the tackle position. He has good size with a nice, long frame that looks capable of supporting additional good mass. He is a fairly athletic O-lineman with good hip and ankle flexibility as well as good balance and agility. He displays good movement off the ball and can quickly get into defenders. He can deliver a good initial pop and is capable of knocking defenders off the line.” – ESPN scouting report
Cons: “He does need to keep improving his upper and lower body playing strength, which should come with further physical development. He can play with good pad level and sustain good leg drive to create push, but can get top heavy and overextended and needs to work on consistently rolling his hips and keeping his base underneath him better.” – ESPN scouting report
Similar to/potential role: Donald Hawkins. Hawkins fared well at left tackle in his first year at Texas in large part due to his light feet. That’s one of Perkins’ best attributes as well, which he practiced while on the school's wrestling team.
Expected impact: 2014. Perkins is good enough to play right away, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he saw the field this season. But I’ll say 2014 will the year Perkins really jumps on the scene, with guys like Trey Hopkins, Mason Walters and Hawkins all being seniors in 2013.