Per Justin Melo of The Draft Wire, the Rams met with Oregon tight end Jacob Breeland on Wednesday night prior to his pro day the following afternoon.
The Los Angeles #Rams are in #Oregon tonight meeting with TE Jake Breeland.#NFLDraft— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) March 11, 2020
Breeland was a four-year player for the Ducks, starting 27 games and playing 41 total. As a true sophomore, Breeland caught 18 passes for 326 yards and five touchdowns. He was named an Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 selection. As a senior in 2019, Breeland caught 26 passes for 405 yards and six touchdowns through the first six games before being lost to a season-ending injury. At the time of his injury, he was the team’s leading receiver.
I think Breeland fits the mold of what the Rams like in their tight ends. He’s an athletic, easy mover who can catch and block with equal effectiveness. In McVay’s zone run scheme, you need guys who can get their hands dirty before setting up and getting into their routes.
Look at this double team/digout by TE Jacob Breeland. When you have TEs willing to mix it up, you can tell the culture of @oregonfootball is changing. #OL101 #Physicality pic.twitter.com/SGNU3DcEB1— Aaron Taylor (@AaronTaylorCFB) September 26, 2018
The team obviously still has Tyler Higbee signed through the 2023. However, there is a potential rip-cord built in after the 2020 season if they decided they want to go in a different direction. If they decide to keep Higbee and maybe don’t want to invest in re-signing Gerald Everett as TE2, Breeland could be that complement in the passing game.