NAME: Jacob Breeland
CLASS: RS Junior
JERSEY: No. 27
RECRUITMENT RATING: 3-star
WT: 241 lbs
PROS: Has decent long speed to attack the deep third of the field; most successful on vertical routes working into space between zones. Can address football away from frame and has great length and leaping ability to increase size of the catch radius. Catch through contact with plus concentration evident on tape. Able to take on contact after the catch and maintain feet to pick up extra YAC. Gives effort as a blocker; will drop his hips and engage with hands as an H-back looking to seal off with leverage or when climbing into the second level
CONS: Athletic question marks abound. Does not seem particularly agile, explosive, or strong. WR-esque frame struggles mightily with physicality at the line of scrimmage or in short zones; cannot disengage from linebackers when trying to work the intermediate levels of the field. Lack of quickness shows up in sharp breaks, which are tiresome and often too late for the quarterback to continue reading; lack of long speed limits his ability as a downfield threat and forces some of the characteristic catches through contact because he can’t separate.
Widely ineffective as a blocker in that he lacks functional mass in the lower half to be so. Will get lost in the second level and struggles to identify who he should target. Fails to continue bringing his feet through contact; has no displacement power to speak of. Should be considered exclusively a wide receiver moving forward.
– Benjamin Solak