Breeland Speaks

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Breeland Speaks
No. 57 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1995-12-18) December 18, 1995 (age 24)
Jackson, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school:Callaway (Jackson, Mississippi)
College:Ole Miss
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
Career history
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • Second team All-SEC (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:24
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at

Breeland Clyde Speaks (born December 18, 1995) is an American football defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss, and was drafted by the Chiefs in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Speaks attended Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi. During his senior season in 2013, Speaks had 118 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, nine sacks, 18 quarterback hurries, four forced fumbles, three blocked kicks, five pass breakups and an interception returned for a touchdown.[1] A consensus 4-star recruit, Speaks committed to play college football for the Ole Miss Rebels in October 2013, choosing them over Mississippi State, Arkansas and Florida State among others.[2]

College career[edit]

Speaks redshirted in the 2014 season.

As a redshirt freshman in 2015, Speaks played in every game of the season, starting two. He totaled 32 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery.[3]

In 2016, as a redshirt sophomore, Speaks had 28 tackles (11 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack.[4]

As a redshirt junior in 2017, Speaks totaled 67 tackles, eight tackles for loss and seven sacks. He was named to the AP All-SEC Second Team.[5] After the season, he declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 2 78 in
(1.90 m)
283 lb
(128 kg)
33 34 in
(0.86 m)
9 78 in
(0.25 m)
4.87 s 1.64 s 2.79 s 4.65 s 7.63 s 32 12 in
(0.83 m)
9 ft 2 in
(2.79 m)
All values from NFL Draft[7][8]

2018 season[edit]

Speaks was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round (46th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[9] He played in all 16 games as a rookie with four starts, recording 24 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

2019 season[edit]

On August 31, 2019, Speaks was placed on injured reserve.[10] On December 6, 2019, while on IR, he was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.[11] He was reinstated from suspension on December 30, and placed back on the injured reserve list.


  1. ^ "Breeland Speaks". Ole Miss Football. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Defensive Lineman Breeland Speaks Commits to Ole Miss". Red Cup Rebellion. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Breeland Speaks College Stats". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Breeland Speaks College Stats". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "A.J. Brown leads four Ole Miss players on AP All-SEC team". The Oxford Eagle. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "Ole Miss DL Breeland Speaks declares for NFL Draft". NBC Sports. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Breeland Speaks". March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mississippi DE Breeland Speaks : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "Chiefs trade up, select Breeland Speaks at pick 46". April 27, 2018. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Chiefs Roster Down to NFL-Mandated 53". August 31, 2019.
  11. ^ "Chiefs' Breelands Speaks suspended 4 games for violating NFL's substance-abuse policy". Kansas City Star. December 6, 2019.

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