Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Ben Burr-Kirven

Inside LineBacker
School: Washington | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.0 / 230 | 40: 4.56 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.55
Projected Round
4th
Pos: 
Slightly undersized run-and-chase linebacker who plays with great intensity. Explosive, fast in every direction and flies around the field to make plays. Tremendously instinctive, quick to read the action and seems to know what what's going to happen before plays unfold. Sells out to defend the run and blitz the quarterback, explodes into tackles and wraps up ball carriers. Gets great depth on pass drops, moves well to the flanks and takes proper angles. Plays tough, disciplined football and stays with assignments.
Neg: 
Must run around blocks. Slow to get off opponents once engaged at the point. More of a drag-down tackler than a defender who brings ball carriers down on contact. Lack of height will cause mismatches in coverage.
Analysis: 
Burr-Kirven is a tremendous run-and-chase linebacker who plays athletic, explosive and instinctive football. He comes with size limitations, but his ability to read the action and quickly get to the ball carrier will be a very attractive trait for NFL coaches.