Ole Miss junior standout and gif lord Breeland Speaks officially signed with the Kansas City Chiefs this afternoon, the team announced on Twitter. The former four-star Jackson, Miss. native joined fellow Rebs Marquis Haynes, Jordan Wilkins, and Rod Taylor in this year’s draft class, making that 13(!) in the last two years.
Speaks was a spark plug on the defensive line this past season for the Rebels and earned his selection at No. 46 in the 2018 NFL Draft last month. His signing bonus is likely to be in the range of $2.5 million projected by spotrac.com.
Needless to say, the queso-loving bro from Madison (see: taco night episode of The Season) will soon be playing at the highest level for a nice little payday.
The 6’3, 285-pound defensive end became most notable at the end of the 2017 season for his famous wave to Dan Mullen after recovering a fumble in the Egg Bowl and then subsequently later being ejected and waving in very friendly fashion to the many rednecks of Starkville.
But he had himself a nice farewell campaign that earned him this check.
At the combine, he ran a 4.87 40-yard dash and gained the approval of draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. as one of the most underrated defensive linemen in the draft.
Speaks is likely to be used at defensive end and outside linebacker in the Chiefs 3-4 defensive scheme. The Cup wishes him well, and also if you want to slang some coin ya boi OMTB’s way, I have some investment ideas you prolly need to hear.