OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) – Ole Miss junior defensive lineman Breeland Speaks will skip his senior season at Ole Miss to enter his name for the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft.
He made the announcement Tuesday, according to the university.
“After discussing it with my family, I have decided to forgo my senior season and enter the 2018 NFL Draft,” he stated.
“…I look forward to representing Ole Miss at the next level.”
Ole Miss Head Football Coach Matt Luke expressed his excitement to see Speaks move on to the NFL.
“I am particularly proud of the leadership he brought to our team amidst the challenges we faced,” Luke stated. “He is a true Rebel, and we look forward to watching him continue our program’s rich NFL tradition.”
After redshirting in 2014, Speaks played in every game the last three years with 19 starts. The Jackson native earned All-SEC second team honors from the Associated Press and Phil Steele this season.