San Diego State - Aztecs
Miles Burris - #9 - OLB
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/21/2012 San Diego State Pro Day||6-2 1/8||232||9 7/8||32||78 3/8||4.68||9'11"||37 1/2||4.20||11.54||6.81|
|02/29/2012 Combine||6-2 1/8||246||9 7/8||31 7/8||77 3/4||31||10'1"||37 1/2|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||6-2||241||10 1/8||31 5/8||77 1/4||4.75|
The California prep was the Aztecs’ defensive scout team player of the year during his redshirt season in 2007. Saw action in 12 games as a backup and special-teams player in ’08, recording 19 tackles, 11⁄2 tackles for loss and zero sacks. Started all 12 games and produced 58-6-11⁄2 in ’09. Led the Mountain West Conference in tackles for loss and sacks in ’10 after posting 80-20-91⁄2 with four forced fumbles while making all 13 starts. In ’11, led the MWC in tackles for loss for a second straight season with 78-191⁄2-8 with one pass breakup in 13 starts at OLB. Was limited at the Combine by a right hamstring strain. Team captain.Positives:
Well-proportioned, muscular, athletic build. Squats over 600 pounds and pumped 225 pounds 31 times. Has a 361⁄2-inch vertical leap. Good balance and body control. Keen eyes. Flattens and closes hard down the line. Wrap tackler. Has hustle traits, plays with urgency and keeps working to the quarterback. Likes to play and it shows. Is productive and has a special-teams mentality. Smart, confident and coachable.Negatives:
A bit undersized for a rush role — average height, weight and arm length. Shows some stiffness in his hips — average flexibility and burst off the edge. Not an explosive, quick-twitch athlete or violent striker. Can be a step late to the perimeter. Needs to improve hand use to disengage more quickly. Can be overaggressive and miss some tackles. Limited cover skills and experience playing the inside.Summary:
Solidly built, tight-skinned, energetic, intense, productive strong-side linebacker with a revved-up motor to compensate for average athletic traits. Has broad appeal given his desirable intangibles and scheme versatility and at worst should be a swing backup and special-teams player. Could wind up projecting inside as an old-school “Mike” linebacker.
Miles Burris's Draft Stock
|PFW Grade Scale|
*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.
*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.