Redskins rookie camp Report – Bashaud Breeland, cornerback - 5-11, 197
When Washington Redskins rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland was drafted, the prevailing thought was that had he stayed at Clemson for his senior season he would possibly be a first round pick in next years NFL Draft. However, the Redskins took him in the fourth round this season, so they may have gotten a much better prospect than where he was taken, but a year early.
Breeland has shown the skills that he’s known for so far in training camp, and that’s a physical corner who will use his strength in press coverage to knock receivers off their routes. And while Bashaud Breeland has done some nice things, he’s also shown that he is more of a developmental prospect right now and will need time to learn the nuances of playing cornerback in the NFL.
However, Breeland looks more like an uncut diamond, much like second year man David Amerson was last season. So the player Breeland is right now more than likely won’t be the player he is a year from now. He looks like the 4th cornerback today, but more reps in training camp and playing time in the preseason will determine exactly what his role will be in 2014.