The Washington Redskins selected Clemson cornerback Bashaud Breeland with the 102th pick in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Even though the Redskins resigned DeAngelo Hall, and signed free agent Tracy Porter, the Redskins still needed to add some depth at the cornerback position
Hall and second year player David Amerson are the likely starters at cornerback. Tracy Porter will play on the slot receiver, but after that depth was pretty thin. Richard Crawford and Chase Minnifield both have potential, but they have battled injuries recently, so there was need to bring someone else to compete for the fourth cornerback spot.
Breeland has a good skill set, and should fit in nicely with what the Redskins want to do on defense. He’s solidly built, and uses his strength to his advantage in press coverage. However, first and foremost he will be a good addition to the Redskins special teams which struggled mightily last season.
The Redskins addressed a need with this pick, and Bashaud Breeland was projected to go right around where the Redskins took him, so they got good value. Nice pick.