It's the time of year where those of us in giant roster leagues are scouring for anything of value, and a blurb on ProFootballTalk lead me to Breida, a player I previously had never heard of.
On the small side at a listed 5'11" 190lbs (reportedly checked in at 5'9" and 195lbs at his pro day), he had great Soph and Jr seasons before falling off a cliff as a Senior under a new (and unsuccessful) head coach.
Soph: 171 carries, 1485 yards, 17 TDs
Jr: 203 carries, 1609 yards, 17 TDs
Sr: 168 carries, 646 yards, 3 TDs
While that (and his small school status) dropped him off of everyone's draft boards, an amazing Pro Day made him a priority FA target for 17 teams.
BP: 23 reps
Feature story on draft day w/ Matt Breida
How the 49er's wooed Matt Breida
49er's Reporter Kevin Jones:
He wasn't even in the MFL database until this morning.