2021 NFL Draft: Brady Breeze Draft Profile

Brady Breeze NFL Draft

Brady Breeze 2021 NFL Draft Overview

Position: Safety
School: Oregon
Height: 6’0
Weight: 197 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.55 seconds
Vertical: 38″

Brady Breeze 2021 NFL Draft Profile

Brady Breeze had an interesting ride during his time at Oregon. As Freshman, he recorded 23 total tackles as well as one interception. He was also able to deflect two passes away. His production dipped a little bit during his sophomore season. Breeze only recorded nine total tackles during the season and did not even get one takeaway. Breeze put the country on notice during his junior season. He recorded 62 total tackles and picked off two passes. Breeze returned one of them for a touchdown against USC. He also forced one fumble and had a staggering four fumble recoveries.

His last two games at Oregon are probably his best. In the Pac-12 Championship against Utah, he had nine tackles and an interception. In the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin, he had 11 total tackles, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and returned one of the fumbles for a touchdown in the third quarter.

The biggest strength for Breeze has to be his ability to chase down runners with great quickness and speed whether it be against the run or against the pass. He is also a very good special teams player. Breeze had a fumble return for a touchdown off of a miscue on a punt. Breeze put a lot of pressure on the punter and forced him into a mistake. He also knows how to score when he gets a takeaway. Breeze had three touchdowns on defense and special teams in 2019. A weakness of Breeze however is his size and his one-on-one coverage skills. He would need to work on that if he wants to have a chance to make an NFL roster.

 

Strengths

  • Plays with a lot of fire
  • Great special teams player
  • Very good against the run
  • Can fool quarterbacks into mistakes

Weaknesses

  • He’s not very big for the safety position
  • Can get beat in one-on-one coverage
  • Has average at best speed
  • He is limited in explosiveness

 

Teams in need of a Safety:  Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers

Projection: Late 6th-Early 7th round

 

Bottom line for Brady Breeze

Breeze is going to be fighting for one of the last roster spots on any team that he goes to. He was really good college skills but they may not translate to the NFL level. Breeze plays with a lot of fire and loves the game but his technique is all over the place. He shouldn’t be more than a backup safety that just made the roster. He might be able to get to a point where a plays a limited role on a team that coaches defense well. His love for the game and his ability to play on both defense and special teams will give him a solid chance to make a roster. Breeze should still get drafted but it probably will not be until the end of the 6th round or the beginning of the 7th round.

 

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