Biography: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors the past two seasons and named as an All-American in 2008. Junior totals included 85/4/4, after 93/7/8 as a sophomore.
Positives: Physical, run-defending safety best between the numbers. Quick up the field, shows a good head for the ball, and has a burst of speed. Strong at the point, wraps up tackling, and brings ball-carriers down on initial contact. Fluid turning his hips to run with opponents in coverage, fast in a straight line or laterally, and displays the ability to recover to the action.
Negatives: Slow to react and displays hesitation in his game in coverage.
Analysis: Burnet possesses a lot of skill and the ability to start on the NFL level in a zone system that asks him to play between the numbers. He has limitations in coverage yet has enough athleticism to eventually develop into a complete safety.
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