BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who totaled 48/6.5/3 as a senior, also intercepting two passes and breaking up three more. Posted a career-best 81 tackles as a junior.
POSITIVES: Competitive linebacker with an efficient, all-around game. Gets depth on drops, quickly recognizes the action and displays skill in coverage. Protects himself with good hand technique and has a burst to the play. Disciplined, stays with assignments.
NEGATIVES: Possesses more of a short burst of speed, which he cannot sustain. Marginally effective in pursuit. Better in zone coverage and struggles over tight ends.
ANALYSIS: Possessing solid size/speed numbers, Burgess flashes skill but must take his game to the next level and consistently play to his capabilities.