Photo of Juston Burris
Drafted By: Jets

Combine Results

Grade
5.47 ?
  • 4.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.40 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.65 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

The Jets needed depth at corner and Burris's size and press skills fit what they do. He's in a great place to learn how to clean up his technique. In the meantime, he's primarily a special-teamer. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 212LBS. Weight
  • 8 7/8" Hands

Overview

Burris has been an excellent performer, physical and reliable, since his redshirt freshman season for the Wolfpack. The defensive back made five starts at the nickel spot that first year, playing in every game and intercepting three passes on the year (also with 43 tackles, eight pass break-ups.) In year two, Burris became a full-time starter (53 tackles, interception, 11 PBU). His stats dropped a bit in his junior year (29 tackles, one INT, five PBU) but rebounded a bit in 2015 (38 tackles, three TFL, one INT, seven PBU).


Pro Day Results


20-yard short shuttle: 4.45 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Good size and weight for a cornerback. Allowed just 34.1 percent completion rate with eight passes defensed. Played press and off man. Plays with smooth backpedal and good route recognition. Has the twitch to spring into action and attack at the catch point. Uses length as disruptive tactic from press. Fluid hips and shows ability to blanket underneath. Allowed just one touchdown in 44 targets. Competitor who doesn't back down from physical challenges. Steps downhill against the run and is willing to sacrifice his body to contain. Runs through blockers on his way to support the run and is a quality tackler with no broken tackles allowed all season.

Weaknesses

Relies on his length and height on deep throws over long speed. Has a high center of gravity. Struggled to maintain his base and was knocked off balance from press against Clemson. Can be too quick to declare to outside and give away separation back inside. Long, overlapping strides in mirror technique make functional change of direction a challenge. Penalized six times this season including four pass interference calls.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4 or 5

NFL Comparison

Dwayne Gratz

Bottom Line

Three-year starter who brings size and a competitive nature with him. Burris showed improvement as a cover corner this season and his ability to maintain feel and shadow receivers from press was evident. While he only logged three interceptions over his last three seasons, Burris consistently attacked throws and was just a hair away from about four more passes defensed. His traits and ball skills make him a corner to keep an eye on in the all­-star games.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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