The San Francisco 49ers keep making moves ahead of the upcoming NFL season.
According to Dov Kleiman, they revamped their defensive front by signing a former second-round pick: Breeland Speaks.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 11, 2023
The 2018 second-rounder is back in the league after a brief hiatus and after a very impressive season in the USFL.
The Kansas City Chiefs took him out of Ole Miss just a handful of years ago.
He made 16 appearances in his rookie season alone and was poised to have a solid career, as he posted 24 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and 1.5 sacks in his debut season.
He spent the following campaign on Injured Reserve and was waived in the preseason, bouncing around the league with short stints with the Las Vegas Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and Buffalo Bills in the following two seasons, failing to make another appearance.
He worked his way back into the league after a remarkable campaign with the Michigan Panthers of the USFL, logging a league-best nine sacks to go along with a whopping 53 tackles in just 11 games.
His physical traits and talents are undeniable.
He was a standout during his days in collegiate football, and there were many reasons why scouts were so high on him when he first entered the league.
Now, it’ll be key for him to stay healthy to prove that he belongs in the NFL, although he may not have a big role right out of the gate.NEXT: Kyle Shanahan Makes A Surprising Claim About Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers Tenure