Brandon Burton Scouting Report

Brandon Burton

Height: 6’0
Weight: 185
College: Utah
40 Time: 4.45
Class: Junior(RS)
Stock: Down
Projected: 3rd-4th Round

Stats

2010 – 51 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 8 PBU, 2 INT’s
2009 – 47 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1 sack, 10 PBU, 1 INT
2008 – 3 tackles

Overview:

Brandon Burton was a very highly rated CB at the start of the year and many pegged him as a late 1st rounder. His play has been sub-par this year and with his measurables and talent he has underachieved. He’s got fluid hips and smooth footwork and looks like he will be a tremendous man-to-man corner. However, that simply has not happened this year. He lacks a burst and gives up many short completions. His instincts aren’t that great and he simply fails to make a play when he is in a position to do so. He’s got some potential if he gets coached up at the next level, but as of now he is just a mid-rounder.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Good size/speed combo
– Smooth footwork
– Fluid hips
– Can turn and run with most WR’s
– Locates the ball easily
– Impressive leaper
– Attacks the ball and swats it down
– Good man-to-man corner
– Isn’t afraid to get physical with WR’s
– Still has some upside

Negatives

– Not very experienced
– Awful run defender
– Terrible tackler
– Tackles too high and bigger WR’s have no problem running through him
– Gets blocked out of running plays easily
– Inconsistent footwork
– Sometimes opens his hips too early and other times too late
– Lacks a good burst to the ball and gives up completions underneath
– Questionable instincts
– Gambles at times
– Doesn’t make many plays
– INT numbers are disappointing
– Underachiever

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 3.0
Man Coverage: 3.0
Zone Coverage: 2.5
Tackling: 2.0
Ball Skills: 3.5
Pro Potential: 3.0

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