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Breeland made what, to some, was a questionable decision to leave Clemson with a year of eligibility left, but there's enough of a skill set there to make the move pay off. His junior season in 2013 was the first when he was consistently on the field for the Tigers, as he redshirted in 2010, shared starting duties in 2011 and was slowed by a groin injury in 2012. He was a second-team all-ACC player as a junior, when he picked off four passes, defended 17 others and recorded five tackles for loss. Despite those achievements, Breeland isn't without his flaws. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock criticized Breeland's ball recognition skills, and there's a school of thought that he doesn't use his length well enough - particularly in jamming receivers at the line of scrimmage. His 40 time of 4.62 at the NFL combine won't wow anyone, but he closes in a hurry and is also effective in run support. Breeland might fit best in a system that uses a lot of nickel or dime packages initially until he's comfortable pressing at the line of scrimmage. He'll likely come off the board in the late second or early third round.