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Darren Burns
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School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6-2, 227
40 Time:

BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included 27/4.5/1 in eleven games after missing time with a leg injury. Junior numbers included 59/13/9.5 with two interceptions.

POSITIVES: Fluid, hard-working linebacker who flies around the football. Quick changing direction, plays faster than his 40 time, and shows ability in space. Smooth moving in reverse. Covers a lot of area on the field and effectively uses his hands to protect himself. Breaks down well and displays a burst of speed in every direction.

NEGATIVES: Slow shedding blocks or smothered at the point by opponents. Does not make enough plays on the field, and tends to do a lot of running around. Shows hesitation to his game and is not decisive.

ANALYSIS: Burns has displayed flashes of ability, yet never really took his game to another level. He possesses the underlying athleticism to compete for a job at the next level should he pull it together.


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