Synopsis: Burns is a skilled pass rusher who dominated power five competition during his tenure at Florida State. He plays defensive end, but he is more versatile than many people realize. He also excels in major aspects of his position such as run-stopping, coverage and rushing the quarterback. In his three years and 33 games at Florida State, he compiled 38.5 tackles for a loss and blistering 23 sacks to complement 123 total tackles.
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Brian Burns Draft Projection
Top 10 Overall
FSU EDGE Brian Burns has some of the best hands + body flexibility from a pass rushing prospect I’ve ever in YEARS... Doesn’t just run around OTs - very technical hand usage in combination with fluid movement patterns
There has been some talk that the Jets will look to trade down in the draft, but if they don't, expect them to target Burns with the third overall pick. The Jets finished last season 25th in total defense, and linebacker Jordan Jenkins and defensive end Henry Anderson led the team in sacks with just seven each. The Jets are looking to revamp this side of the ball under new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, and a dominant pass rusher like Burns is a great place to start. If the Jets do end up trading the pick, look for Tennessee to get in the mix. The Titans just lost edge rusher Brian Orakpo to retirement, and New York will need a strong edge rusher to play opposite of Harold Landry.
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