Biography: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a junior with totals of 51/2/8. Sophomore numbers included 47/1/10.
Positives: "Solid cornerback prospect who has good upside. Quick-footed moving in reverse, can flip his hips off the line, and displays an explosive burst to the ball out of his plant. Displays a physical nature to his game, mixes it up with receivers throughout the route, and gives effort defending the run. Effectively reads receivers? eyes and gets his head back around to locate the pass in the air. Possesses a nice move to the ball in coverage."
Negatives: "Inconsistent with his backpedal and does too much side shuffling at times. Does not display a good sense of timing, late reacting to the action and does not track the ball well downfield. Slow transitioning out of his backpedal and does not do a good job positioning himself against opponents to defend passes."
Analysis: "Burton has shown a lot of skill the past two seasons but still needs to smooth out the rough edges of his game. He possesses the size and speed to play at the next level and could see action in dime packages as a rookie, preferably in a zone system."
Peter Read Miller/SI
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