In fact, he could end up being a top-10 pick. Burns still makes huge plays and is a great partner in crime for Watt. Once again, volumes about his practice habits. - Blackout52, Niners Nation FanPost. Time to End the Taysom Hill Experiment for the New Orleans Saints, Monday Impressions: Vikings Get First Win - The Vikings Gazette, Mike Zimmer Game Plan Key to Minnesota Vikings’ Win, Fantasy Football Week 1- Wide Receiver Start, Sits - Last Word On Pro Football - FFB HUB, Fantasy Football Week 1 Wide Receiver Start Sits: Terry McLaurin, A.J. Burns is so quick and can get so low that there's really nothing the tackle can do once he fell for the setup. He takes a hard step outside and bursts through, keeping his body low and running a narrow arc to the quarterback. This playcall makes a little more sense than the one above because it's a goal line run, and 99.9% of edge rushers in the NFL, let alone CFB, aren't going to be able to change direction fast enough or take a tight enough corner to chase down the back from behind before they hit the pile. The most impressive part comes after: He has enough flexibility to dip and change direction without losing speed. This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. Burns also looked fluid in the on-field drill portion of the event: #FSU EDGE Brian Burns Combine Recap:HT: 6'4"WT: 24940: 4.53Vert: 36"Broad: 129"3-Cone: 7.01The most impressive part of his weekend was the on-field drills. Pessimistic View: Burns is just better staying at the weight and never becomes a truly good run defender, but he is still an elite pass rusher. Refined pass rusher with a wide array of moves, setups, and counters, Rushes with a solid plan much more often than not, Naturally gifted athlete with long arms and a body with room to grow, Experience playing with hands in the dirt, standing up, and from off-ball linebacker spot, Despite being one of the youngest players in this class (turns 21 days before the draft), hand technique is among the most advanced, Motor is always hot; Never showed signs of giving up despite FSU regularly being pummeled, Fluid athlete who shows promising coverage traits, Solid run defender who can hold his ground at the point of attack and disengage, High football intelligence and character, aware of his own areas for improvement, Though he tested well at 250 lbs, we have yet to see how he plays at that weight, Doesn't demonstrate pass rush repertoire as often as he could, Can sometimes be too stubborn in sticking with primary move when he needs to transition to a counter. Once again, I'm not sure what on earth Boston College was thinking, leaving Burns unblocked on an inside run of all things. Brian Burns is EDGE2 for very good reason. Taylor doesn't set far enough outside, and Burns recognizes this before he even takes his second step. Brian Burns is quietly one of the more divisive prospects in this year's class. Steve Young ‘doesn’t know how’ Jimmy Garoppolo will be the 49ers QB next season, Stats & Eggs: Baldinger says Jimmy G. is missing open receivers. Broad jump: 10 feet, 9 inches (second-best amongst edge rushers) Burns is an explosive edge rusher who is surprisingly strong. He recorded 24 tackles with 9.5 sacks and a blocked punt, earning Freshman All-American honors. Burns should be a stud at the next level. He has good vision with read-and-react skills to get in position to make plays. Looked smoother than the majority of WR/DBs...and better hands. Taylor doesn’t set far enough outside, and Burns recognizes this before he even takes his second step. These are the types of plays you're going to need to be able to make if you're going to be chasing Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray around all day 4+ times a season, and these are the types of plays we haven't seen from a 49ers pass rusher since Aldon Smith. As a freshman at Florida State, Burns appeared in all 13 games, playing both defensive end and rush linebacker. There is no doubt that Burns is going to need to add weight and strength for the NFL. Comparison: Leonard Floyd. Bleacher Report's Matt Miller has him as his 15th ranked prospect; The Draft Network has him as their 4th ranked prospect, with one writer even having Burns ahead of Nick Bosa. By Kevin Nogle @KevinNogle Apr 24, 2019, 8:58am EDT Share this story. Required fields are marked *. Height: 6’5″ Burns' calling card is his incredible speed of the edge and long arms, but he also has a wide variety of counter moves to use with great effectiveness. But he showed up at the combine weighing 249 pounds and at 6-foot-5, is well within the range of a typical edge rusher or outside linebacker. with one writer even having Burns ahead of Nick Bosa, Kap donating $1 million to community groups, 49ers odds among favorites for worst record in NFL, NN Prediction Contest 2020: Week 9 Results, Relive the 2019 NFC Championship Through My Vlog, NN Prediction Contest 2020: Week 8 Results, Kyle is looking like an early frontrunner for Coach of the Year, Golden Nuggets: Brandon Aiyuk is having a historic rookie season for the 49ers, 49ers waive WR Dante Pettis and Jullian Taylor, 49ers injury updates: Tevin Coleman will be out for “a little bit of time”, Seven throws from Garoppolo versus Seattle: Why Jimmy G’s process is a problem. He becomes a perennial pro bowler and he and TJ Watt become one of the best duos in the NFL period. Luckily for him, he has the frame to do it, so it is possible that fills out as he as he ages and gets experience in a pro strength and conditioning program. School: Florida State Seminoles, Combine Performance Data Nonetheless, Burns’ natural bendability and athleticism will allow him to be a guy that gives NFL offensive tackles plenty of problems. He also excels in major aspects of his position such as run-stopping, coverage and rushing the quarterback. A leader in the Irish-American community, Burns is a distinguished collector of Irish art. Nick Farabaugh, Behind the Steel Curtain - Burns has some insane bend, he can just bend around the edge like a dang slinky. Vertical jump: 36 inches Burns started all 12 games for FSU in 2018, recording 52 tackles with 10 sacks, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. Burns’ edge speed and varied rush approach should translate to the league, but his skinny frame and lack of play strength are absolutely concerns moving forward. We turn our attention in article nine of the series to Florida State edge rusher Brian Burns. He has the ability to both stand-up and rush as a linebacker or put his hand down and come after quarterbacks as a defensive end. 2019 NFL Draft Profiles: Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State, Dolphins stock watch following win over Cardinals, FILM | Every dropback from Tua Tagovailoa’s impressive performance vs Arizona, The Dolphins Cardinals Game was a Buffet of Emotions, Dolphins vs. Cardinals final score, recap, immediate reactions, Monday Night Football: New England Patriots @ New York Jets Live Thread & Game Information, 2019 NFL Draft Profiles: Daniel Jones, quarterback, Duke, 2019 NFL Draft Profiles: Clelin Ferrell, defensive end, Clemson, 2019 NFL Draft Profiles: D.K. The dude is a super polished pass rusher and it shows up all over his tape. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Featuring more spins, cuts to the inside, and rip moves would help him when he takes on better competition who won’t be beaten by just a speed rush. Who else could the 49ers trade ahead of today’s deadline? If that doesn’t work, he will use his length to setup a long arm or stab move to keep his chest clean. After the 2018 season, Burns declared for the NFL Draft. Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports - Brian Burns is an explosive pass rusher who played last season at around 235 pounds, which raised concerns about whether he weighed enough to anchor the edge at the next level. While Nick Bosa is generally viewed as the "safe" pick, Burns doesn't have the same health and athletic concerns, and he's not too far behind technically. He may be only a two-down player his first couple of seasons in the league, but once Burns improves his ability to defend the run, he should become an elite NFL edge. Teams with Need at Position: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Strengths: Concerns about Burns’ weight (he reportedly played at 235 during the 2018 season) were alleviated at the combine where he weighed in at 249 pounds. He plays defensive end, but he is more versatile than many people realize. on Mar 27, 2019, 3:41pm PDT However entering the NFL, Burns is a liability in run support. His blend of length, flexibility, technical refinement, football IQ and burst serve as a strong foundation for him to become a dynamic playmaking defender in the NFL. The 2019 NFL Draft class is regarded as defensively dominant and it is highlighted by a group of very talented edge rushers. Born in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Burns went on to have a successful high school career at American Heritage. Burns has a long frame, but shows some nice ability to bend around the edge. He regularly wins to the outside with his speed but showed the ability to run stunts inside as well. Burns is fast to turn the corner and just flat runs by tackles with pure speed. Green, More. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. He doesn't pull this move out often in game, but his seamless execution speaks volumes about his practice habits. Kevin Nardone, FanDuel - Burns is a skilled pass rusher who dominated power five competition during his tenure at Florida State. The one knock on him is that he struggles to provide much run support in comparison to prospects like Nick Bosa or Montez Sweat. 2019 NFL Draft Profiles: Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State. 99. At first glance, it looks like just a pure speed rush where Burns is just faster than the tackle. Burns has gained some weight, but he needs to put on a lot more. He is almost a slam dunk pick. Our prospect profiles have covered several of those positions, and continue to do so now. One of them hails from the state of Florida and that is Brian Burns. The clip below shows him combining all these traits to sack the QB: He starts by threatening the outside but transitions into an inside spin move when the tackle sets too far. considered a little too underweight for his position; does get pushed around by linemen in run block scenarios; struggles to disengage from blockers in the run game; very little experience playing with a hand in the dirt. Instead of going full throttle from the start, he skips to the outside while waiting to see what the left tackle is going to do. Comparison: Aldon Smith. This time Burns gets in the backfield even faster and causes the fumble because the running back was not expecting to get hit that early. He is like a slinky coming around the edge man. The 2019 NFL Draft class is regarded as defensively dominant and it is highlighted by a group of very talented edge rushers. That's not just pass rushing with a plan, that's executing a plan with extreme efficiency and precision.
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