The Washington Redskins targeted the secondary with the 102nd-pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, selecting Clemson cornerback Bashaud Breeland.
Washington now has a fantastic mix of talented youngsters and experienced veterans at the defensive “island” position. Breeland joins David Amerson, E.J. Biggers, Richard Crawford, DeAngelo Hall, Tracy Porter and Peyton Thompson at corner.
It isn’t every day you get to come into the NFL and your position coach is a former head man (Raheem Morris) and your defensive coordinator (Jim Haslett) was a former player. Breeland is clearly in good hands, and as this video shows, good hands is something he comes equipped with:
Also, here’s video of him vs. the 2014 BCS Champions:
Here’s CBSSports.com’s take on the former Clemson Tiger:
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.
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