Courtesy of Lombardi Live
In the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Oren Burks out of Vanderbilt.
This pick immediately got me excited. Burks was a player I had my eye on prior to the draft.
At 6-foot-3, 233 pounds, with a 4.59 40-yard dash, Burks compares favorably to the new age linebackers that are becoming the craze in today’s pass-happy NFL.
He has the size to hold up inside, while also possessing the speed needed to be a sideline-to-sideline tackler and hang with running backs and tight ends in coverage. Most importantly, Burks has position versatility.
Burks started his college career at strong safety, usually playing close to the line to help in run support. From there he moved to outside linebacker before finishing his Commodores career in the middle.
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