Draft Profile: Edge Brian Burns, Florida St.

By: Steve Johnson

Brian Burns, Edge, Florida St.

6’5 250


D.O.B. 4/23/98

*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.



2016: 8 games. 23 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 1 FF

2017: 13 games. 48 tackles, 13.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 3 FF, 1 FR, 4 pass break ups,


Misc. Stats:

Accolades: 2015 U.S. Army All-America Game, Two-Time State Champion


History: Four-star recruit out of Plantation, FL. Has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, will forego his Senior season.

Strengths: Excellent length. Incredible quick feet. Sets up blockers with a quick jab and inside move. Get off is outstanding. Uses his hands well. Fluid hips. Quick spin move. Uses a nice swim move to shoot the B gap. Closing speed and range are legit.

Weaknesses: Too skinny. Needs to add bulk. Needs to do a better job anchoring. Play strength is average. Takes himself out of the play going up field too often. 

Overview: A long-limbed speed rusher that has elite quickness, and a handful of pass rush moves. Burns needs to get bigger and stronger to help more in the run game, but the overall upside is legitimate.

Draft Projection: First Round Pick

Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD

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