Brandon Burton Scouting Report
|School:||Utah Runnin' Utes|
|Height & Weight:||6'0 - 185 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Brandon Burton, CB, Utah
Opposing offenses are avoiding Burton as much as possible in 2010, but he is still putting up some impressive numbers. Through eight games he has 28 tackles, four pass breakups, five passes defended and one interception. What makes Burton so special, and a candidate to leave Utah early for the NFL, is his speed. Burton can run a 4.35 40.
Burton is a fine cover corner who has enough size and a ton of speed. Yet, he can also use that speed to get into the backfield and is a very effective blitzer and run stopper. Burton may not be a first round talent quite yet, but he is oozing with potential and should be a second round selection if he opts to enter the 2011 draft.
3/15 Update: Burton cemented his spot as a second rounder with his fine showing at the NFL combine. He ran a solid 4.5 40 and looked good in most of the other drills. His lack of strength and willingness to take gambles may make some shy away from him, but Burton is a player who can learn a new system and be a very good corner.
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