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2015 NFL DRAFT

Bashaud Breeland, CB

School: Clemson  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Allendale, SC
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 197 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
99143

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.592.621.5911 34 1/210'3"4.337.04
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.572.641.61- ---7.03

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Good height and length for the position with adequate muscle on his frame. Smooth, easy movement skills with a fluid body type and coordinated footwork to mirror. Accelerates well in his breaks to stay hip-to-hip with receivers vertically. Closes in a hurry with a head of steam.

Good cover awareness with synchronized eyes and reaction quickness. Locates well to highpoint and pluck with his length and ballskills. Disciplined in the run game to hold outside contain and shows willingness in run support. Hard-working, focused attitude and respected in the locker room. Led the team in passes defended and interceptions as a junior in 2013, earning Second Team All-ACC honors.

WEAKNESSES: Doesn't consistently play up to his size, especially in the run game. Needs to get stronger and add glass to his diet. Needs to be more reliable breaking down in space to finish, lacking consistency in run support. Lacks elite top-end speed and can get beat deep. Needs to use better knee bend to stay low in his pedal to better transition. Needs to improve his timing down the field and get his head turned to consistently make plays on the ball.

Too hands-on downfield and will attract flags with his grabby mitts. Inexperienced in press and doesn't make much contact at the line of scrimmage. Ejected from Florida State game in Oct. 2013 for targeting after a helmet-to-helmet hit on Jameis Winston. Only one season as the full-time starter and struggled with some durability issues as a sophomore (had groin surgery in Dec. 2012).

Player Overview

A four-star defensive back recruit out of high school, Breeland chose Clemson over South Carolina, Penn State and Virginia Tech, redshirting in 2010.

He worked his way onto the field as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and shared the starting cornerback duties, but was slowed by a groin injury in 2012 as a sophomore. Breeland rebounded in 2013 as a junior with personal-bests across the board, including tackles (74), tackles for loss (5.0), passes defended (17) and interceptions (4), earning Second Team All-ACC honors.

He is a good-sized athlete who uses his length and aggressive nature well in coverage to blanket and get his hands on the ball, but he tends to be too physical at times and will draw penalties. Breeland, who has a soon-to-be one year old daughter, played mostly off-man in college with good anticipation and eye use to break on the ball, but he lacks elite speed or quick-twitch movements and found himself in trouble when biting on fakes or hesitating for a moment.

He is a willing run defender, but needs to be more reliable in this area and do a better job finishing tackles. Breeland needs technique work and time to develop, but his raw cover skills and size project him as an eventual starter.

--Dane Brugler

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05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: WASHINGTON REDSKINS: Round 4/102 -- Bashaud Breeland, CB, 5-11, 197, Clemson...Athletic, quick and willing to play the run, Breeland, who came out a year early, seems like incumbent Redskins free safety Brandon Meriweather in that he sometimes plays out of control. With several veteran corners on the roster, Breeland will have to earn a job on special teams. He can play safety in a pinch. - The Sports Xchange
 

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