BIOGRAPHY: Full-time starter the past two seasons after seeing extensive action with the first team during his freshman and sophomore campaigns. Led Kentucky in receiving last year posting 66/741/9 while also averaging 24.2 yards on 20 kick returns. Junior totals included a career 77/1036/12 when he was awarded all-Conference honors.
POSITIVES: Competitive and physical receiver with reliable hands. Intelligent, finds the open space in the defense and comes back into the clearing to make himself an available target. Uses his frame to shield away defenders, gets vertical and adjusts to make the difficult catch. Extends and pulls the ball from the air, displaying good eye/hand coordination. Sells routes, effectively uses the sidelines and plays with good body control. Helps out as a blocker and does the little things well.
NEGATIVES: Average route runner who shows limited sharpness into breaks. Does not have a second gear nor can he run to the deep throw.
ANALYSIS: Burton has been a solid receiver in college and offers a good degree of upside potential. He is known as a high character prospect with great work ethic and should quickly see time as a rookie in the NFL, eventually developing into a productive third receiver.