Photo of Miles Burris
Drafted By: Raiders

Combine Results

Grade
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

Overview

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.

Analysis

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

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.
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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.

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