Miles Burris, LB, San Diego State

Miles Burris 2010 Highlights - Official (via trevorburris)

6-3, 235 (or 6-2, 240 depending where you look)

2010: 80 tackles, 20 TFL, 9.5 sacks, 4 FF
2011: 77 tackles, 19.5 TFL, 8 sacks

Here's a pretty good scouting report.

This dude is a straight up baller. He played the rush LB position in San Diego State's 3-3-5 defense. Basically... he just made plays. He did it all. Lined up at ILB, OLB, dropped into coverage, blitzed off the edge, chased down plays from the backside, blew up shit at the point of attack... He's everything you want a football player to be and he has the stats to back it up. I have no clue why this guy isn't getting any pub. Maybe I'm clueless, but this guy seems to jump off the screen.

He's an explosive athlete, displaying both long speed and short area quickness/burst. He not only seems instinctual, but he also seems pretty heady as well. What I mean by that is that he not only seems to have a feel for a play and will start to flow there at the snap, but he also quickly diagnoses it as it develops and flies to the ball like a demon. You heard Rex & Co. repeatedly say that one of the things they look for in a guy is whether they play like their hair is on fire. Well, this dude is ablaze. But he doesn't play wrecklessly. He feels it, he sees it, he kills it. He plays smart and he plays violent.

I also really really like his versatility and I think that he would make a great fit on this particular team. Now he's probably not going to be a point of attack player in the NFL. He lacks the size to hold up against guards and tackles in tight quarters. He seems like he'd be a great weakside guy, however. He's got good quickness and speed and diagnosis skills to make plays in space. I would like to see him develop some pass rushing moves, right now it seems he's a pure speed rusher. But I love him as a blitzer from both inside and on the edge.

Miles is definitely not a game-changer as a pass rusher, but I think he's an excellent LB. I think that if you pair him with a guy like Shea McClellin (McLovin), the defense can really do some things. Both guys can be moved around and play both ILB and OLB. And with the way Rex likes to create chaos by having guys constantly moving around on the front, having two guys with that kind of ability would be valuable.
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