Photo of Miles Burris
Drafted By: Raiders

Combine Results

52.2 ?
  • 31 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 121.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: The Raiders add a top special teams player with the selection of Burris. He is a good athlete and flashes some skills as a potential pass rusher off the edge.

  • 6'2" Height
  • 31 7/8" Arm Length
  • 246LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands


Burris is a very instinctive, "fly-around" linebacker with the size and strength to play a number of roles in the NFL. Fast and physical, he will contribute on special teams and could even contest for a starting role. He is likely as good as he's going to get, but would be a solid value as a fifth- or sixth-round pick.



On one play, Burris will blow up screens, and on the next, he'll turn and run downfield with a tight end. He works well within the box, using his size and strength to shed linemen. He understands his role, quickly filling gaps or getting outside to set on a fullback and force the ball-carrier inside. A natural linebacker, Burris can drop into zone coverage and work in man-to-man. He could also be a great candidate to play inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.


Burris is not an outstanding pass defender; he gets the job done, but he can be exposed in space. He could be like the Patriots' Brandon Spikes, who also has trouble defending the pass.
Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.