Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
Bashaud Breeland: I feel that my biggest strengths are my ball skills, my closing speed and my physical ability. I feel I have the physical tools to play at a high level in the NFL.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Bashaud Breeland: I want to be the best I can be at the highest level. I want to go out there every day and compete and improve each day. I want to work hard and be one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL with hard work and dedication to the game.
Scott Porter: What factors lead to your decision to declare for the draft as a Junior?
Bashaud Breeland: The first factor was my family. I have some family issues that factored into my decision to leave early. I gained as much information as possible and thought long and hard about my decision. The biggest reason I declared was because I felt I was ready. I have been preparing hard and feel I stack up well compared to the other top cornerbacks in this year’s draft. I am ready for the challenge of testing my talent at the highest level of competition.
Scott Porter: What is your favorite memory while at Clemson?
Bashaud Breeland: I had many but one that really sticks out to me was my red shirt freshmen year vs. Maryland. That was the game that I had my first collegiate interception in and I will never forget that memory.
Scott Porter: Why should an NFL team draft Bashaud Breeland? What type of player and person will they be getting?
Bashaud Breeland: They will be bringing in a hard worker who has great leadership skills and understands what it takes to play at the professional level. They will be getting a player who is very dedicated. They will be getting a great athlete who will perform well and be reliable when called upon. I will do whatever it takes to help my team and improve myself.
Scott Porter: Is there a player in the NFL that reminds you of yourself?
Bashaud Breeland: Charles Tillman of the Chicago Bears. He has a nose for the ball and makes a lot of player. He is a bigger cornerback who loves to be physical. He is good at staying in his boundary and reads and reacts well. He plays the ball well and he has great physical strength.
Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college football?
Bashaud Breeland: I think I will miss the people the most. I will miss the teammates I came into Clemson with and all of my current and past teammates at Clemson. I will miss the college football atmosphere. College football is a family atmosphere. The NFL is much more of a business.
Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Bashaud Breeland: I like to play pickup basketball. I am a big video game player of Madden football. I like to spend as much time with my daughter as possible.
Scott Porter: What will you be doing from now until draft time to prepare yourself for the NFL?
Bashaud Breeland: I am currently training with Tony Baloney. I am working on improving all areas of my to prepare me to be the best I can when I get my shot in the NFL. I am working hard. I am learning the process and taking in as much as I can. I am making the transition and working as hard as possible so I can get to where I want to be.
Scott Porter: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Bashaud Breeland: I just want the scouts to give me a fair evaluation. I feel like I can be a top 10 cornerback or higher in this years draft. I am going to work as hard as I can to prove that to everyone and I hope the NFL will see that.