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2011 NFL Draft: Utah DB Brandon Burton Picked 139th Overall To Minnesota Vikings

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This seems a bit low for Utah DB Brandon Burton who was projected by some to be a second- or third-round draft pick. So, the Vikings received good value getting Burton in the fifth round. Burton may have been wise to stay his senior year at Utah to improve his draft stock.

Here is the stock report for Burton:


Burton has a nice combination of height and speed. Uses his length to jam and re-route receivers at the line and shows the ability to recover. Does a nice job in off-man reacting to the football in front of him. Can rack up the PBUs and break up the jump ball.


High-cut player who isn't overly smooth and idles down in-and-out of breaks. Only shows average awareness in zone coverage. Does not possess the hands to routinely come down with interceptions. Struggles to disengage from blocks in run support. A tick slow diagnosing run. Still developing as a tackler.

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