Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Chequan Burkett

Outside linebacker
School: Central Florida | Conference: AAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2 / 225 | 40: 4.68 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.08
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter named Second Team All-AAC as a senior after finishing second on the team with 82 tackles (4.5 for loss). Played off the bench in 2016 after starting every game as a sophomore, when he tallied 56 tackles (6.5 for loss) and three sacks. Missed all but four games of his true freshman season due to multiple shoulder injuries and earned a redshirt year.
Pos: 
Underrated linebacker who plays athletic football. Fluid moving in every direction of the field, scrapes well laterally and shoots gaps against the run. Explosive, covers a lot of area on the field and gets depth on pass drops. Plays with a physical nature, works hard and does not back down to challenges. Effectively reads and diagnoses the action and does a terrific job making plays in space.
Neg: 
Lacks great size and gets caught up in the wash. Inconsistent throughout his career.
Analysis: 
Burkett is a smooth linebacker prospect with the athleticism and tenacity to be a three-down defender. He offers possibilities as a backup in a variety of systems and comes equipped with a special-teams mentality, which gives him an advantage.