On Sunday morning, Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins officially declared for the 2014 NFL Draft in a move that was expected by most. His teammate, defensive end Vic Beasley, is also expected to do the same, but there was another Clemson player that decided to forgo his final year of eligibility to jump to the pros.
In a bit of a surprising move, Clemson defensive back Bashaud Breeland shared his plans to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft.
The news was passed along by Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports:
Multiple sources tell me #Clemson defensive back Bashaud Breeland plans to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) January 5, 2014
Breeland has limited experience and has never been a standout performer for the Tigers defense, but the redshirt junior has decided the time is right for him to enter the NFL.
We will see later this year whether or not that was a good decision, but there will certainly be some questions about why he decided not to return to school for more valuable experience.