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Bashaud Breeland has drawn a lot of attention and looks to be a solid pickup.
Bashaud Breeland is going to be a popular guy among the fans. That much is clear already. Physical to the point of illegality, Breeland isn't expected to compete for a starting role. However, he's making his presence known, and there's a lot to like about him.
Because he's never been the fastest of corners, Breeland has made up for it with aggression at the line of scrimmage. That's going to please a lot of people looking for more commitment from the secondary, but he needs to watch his hands at the next level.
John Keim noticed this at rookie minicamp and spoke to Breeland at OTAs, reporting the interview for ESPN:
I get caught with my hands down the field sometimes. In this league you can't do that so I have to work on that. I'll learn. The first day of one-on-ones [during rookie minicamp], I tugged a little bit and they were like, ‘You can't do that. That's pass interference in this league. You've got to get out of Clemson.' I have to work on it now.
With DeAngelo Hall and David Amerson penciled in as the starters and Tracy Porter probably ahead of him, Breeland can work on his technique and challenge for a bigger role next year.
The good news is that Breeland's aggression will serve the team well on special teams, an area where Washington was frankly awful in 2013.