Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
According to me lol. That's my opinion.. I don't see him developing into anything special. I'm not fond of our first pick at corner being a guy that is under 6'0, ran a 4.6 40, and isn't very quick to go along with that. Hard to think a guy like that will become a #1 corner, unless he's playing in the right system. Can you put him on an island to run with 4.3 guys down the field, can he cover the shiftier guys in the league, can he jump with the bigger guys in the league? He'd better play a hell of a lot bigger, faster, and quicker than his workout #s suggest to give one confidence that he'll ever be a #1.
There are always exceptions, like Joe Haden, but Breeland isn't anywhere the talent that Haden was coming out. I think Breeland will be ok, but I see other corners in this draft with more upside. I want us to go after corners with more potential to become a lock down man to man corner, which allows our defense to be more versatile.
Breeland is tough and physical, plays very aggressively, a good man to man corner with length who fits well into Fangio's system. I think he will be a good value for somebody, very underrated but has the right hard-nosed mentality, just needs to be coached up. I do happen to think that Breeland has the potential to become a very good #2 cornerback. Considering we're talking about the 2nd/3rd round, that's not a bad thing at all, especially since I only see one or two guys in this entire draft with actual #1 CB potential.
Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl does not believe Clemson CB Bashaud Breeland will make it far past the second-round.
"Breeland has a lot of appeal as a prospect," Weidl tweeted. "Extremely long arms, easy mover (with plus) range." Teams will put a premium on bigger corners that can slow down their opposition with length and contend at the catch point. Our own Josh Norris prefers Breeland over Stanley Jean-Baptiste, a prospect who is more frequently discussed."
If the 49ers want to be more physical with their CB's, Breeland might be the best guy for it after Dennard and Fuller. He's an ideal Baalke player, length, toughness, gritty, blue collar, doesn't quit...etc.
He's also a lot more athletic than given credit for. Might not have track speed but has football field speed.
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah debuted Clemson CB Bashaud Breeland at No. 42 on his Top-50 rankings.
"Breeland is a tall, fluid cornerback with good recovery speed," Jeremiah wrote. "He lines up as the boundary corner in Clemson's defense. In press coverage, he uses a one-hand jam and has the quickness and agility to mirror underneath routes and the speed to carry vertical routes. In off coverage, he has plenty of burst out of his plant/drive to make plays on the ball." The scribe notes Breeland's propensity to gamble and think his way out of position, but believes Breeland's closing speed generally erases his errors.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on May 6, 2014 at 9:31 PM ]