Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Brian Burns

Defensive end
School: Florida State | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.7 / 249 | 40: 4.53 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
4.31
Projected Round
1st
Pos: 
Explosive college pass rusher who can come out of a three-point stance or stand over tackle. Tremendous athlete, flows well laterally and fluidly slides down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of plays. Rarely off his feet, starts with excellent knee bend and plays with great balance. Breaks down well, fires off the snap with a quick first step and displays a terrific inside move. Displays a variety of moves to get off blocks and has an explosive closing burst. Bends the edge with speed, quickness and balance.
Neg: 
Not physical. Lacks strength at the point, takes wide angles as a pass rusher and gets held up by blocks. Bites on play-action fakes.
Analysis: 
Burns has been a terrific pass rusher at Florida State the past two seasons, and though he has limitations, he should produce as a rookie in the proper system. He must get stronger and improve his play against the run, but if he’s focused on football, Burns has tremendous upside.