BIO: Three-year starter who transferred from Northern Arizona and posted 31 tackles with five tackles for loss during an injury-shortened senior campaign. All-Conference selection the prior two-years posting 72/18/2.5 as a junior after 65/14.5/3 a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Explosive defensive lineman with marginal size for the next level. Quick off the snap, bends his knees and plays with balance. Rarely off his feet, pursues laterally to the flanks or drives up the field. Fast off the edge, smooth changing direction, and a heady defender who works hard to get involved in the action.
NEGATIVES: Lacks size, handled by larger opponents or engulfed at the point of attack.
ANALYSIS: Were he three inches taller and 10 pounds heavier, Burns would be a first-round prospect. And while a lack of height will hurt, he is a fiery defender with a non-stop motor who can produce at the next level.