BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors the past two seasons. Senior-year totals included 50/15/7 when he also intercepted one pass and broke up three more. Junior-year numbers included 42/10.5/5.
POSITIVES: Hard-working college defensive end who projects as a pass-rushing specialist. Plays low to the ground with terrific pad level, gets off the snap with a quick first step, and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Solid changing direction, fast to the sidelines, and plays with great all-around quickness. Intelligent defender who effectively diagnoses the action.
NEGATIVES: Undersized and controlled at the point by a single blocker. Marginal speed in pursuit and has more of a short burst.
ANALYSIS: A college safety who grew into a defensive lineman, Burnett is a hard-working prospect who makes a lot of plays up the field. He is a nickel pass-rusher who could eventually stand up over tackle in a 3-4 alignment.