Miles Burris is viewed by many as a man without a definite position in the NFL. He quietly blew up his pro day and has the tape to back up his strong measurables.
Burris is a guy that I have paid attention to since watching him against Michigan early in the 2011 season. Burris caught my eye as a guy with a nose for the ball and above-average instincts and athleticism. Burris has natural pass rush skills with the strength to shed blockers with power and speed. In case you couldn’t tell by the picture, Burris is thick in the upper and lower body and he plays strong with violent tendencies on contact.
After my top 200 rankings came out on Monday, some emailed about Burris receiving a grade ahead of more mainstream backers in Travis Lewis, Tank Carder, and Emmanuel Acho to name a few.
Burris was a second thought at his pro day with QB Ryan Lindley and RB Ronnie Hillman garnering the little exposure that the event got. Burris was easily the most impressive prospect from many accounts. His 40 clocked at 4.68 and he ran an even more impressive three-cone time between 6.80-6.85.
In case I haven’t swayed you,after the break here’s some coaches tape on Burris against Michigan, New Mexico, and Fresno State.