Breeland Speaks – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Breeland Speaks

DE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DE Ole Miss 9 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'3 285 N/A 6'2 283 33 3/4 9 7/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.87 32.5 9'2 DNP 7.63 4.65

Overview:

Speaks finished his career at Ole Miss, where he played in 37 career games, had 127 tackles, 15.0 for loss, and 9.0 sacks. He also had 4 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, and 2 fumbles recovered. He has great size, he is a tackling machine, is vert versatile, as he can line up at defensive end, and defensive tackle. He is a hard hitter, a run stuffer, is very powerful, and a relentless defender. He gets good pressure on the quarterback, is a good pass rusher, and a defensive play maker. He also does not get pushed around that easily at the line of scrimmage, he gets a good push on the offensive line, and he powers his way through the offensive line in pursuit of the quarterback. On the other hand, he does not have great speed, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I expect Speaks to be a day 2 pick, somewhere in the late 2nd-round, to early 3rd-round area.

Strengths:

Has great size

Very experienced

A tackling machine

Is versatile as he can play DE and DT

Put up good sack numbers

Has a non stop motor

is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A tough nosed player

Has good instincts

A hard hitter

A run stuffer

Very powerful

A relentless defender

A defensive play maker

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

Does a good job of batting passes down at the line of scrimmage

Powers his way through the offensive line in pursuit of the QB

Gets a good push on the offensive line

Does not get pushed around that easily at the line of scrimmage

Did a great job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Does not have great speed but that does not hurt his game at all

Career Stats:

Games Played: 37

Tackles: 127

Tackles For Loss: 15.0

Sacks: 9.0

Pass Breakups: 4

Forced Fumbles: 1

Fumbles Recovered: 2