KANSAS CITY, Mo -- After trading up in the second round, the Kansas City Chiefs selected defensive lineman Breeland Speaks with the 46th pick.
After the pick, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid described Speaks as a good kid, hard worker and relentless. "I've never seen him take a play off," Reid said.
Speaks attended Ole Miss and was a four-star recruit out of high school. The Jackson, Mississippi native recorded nine sacks and 15 tackles for loss in three years at Ole Miss.
"What we think we are getting here is a high motor, intense player," said Reid. "I love his core strength, his ability to play the run and the pass. He's kind of done a little bit of everything for Mississippi."
Reid says the Chiefs brought Speaks to Kansas City to spend an extended amount of time with him. "He picks it up so easy," said Reid. "He's a smart kid and we thought he handled everything really well."