Scouting the Nation: Week 1 – Part I

Scouting the Nation: Week 1 Pt II

Stock Up: Burton the Burner

Not many players improved their draft stock in week one as much as Utah’s junior cornerback Brandon Burton. On the first drive of the game the cornerback made a quick open-field tackle on a short pass to Pittsburgh’s star wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin. Throughout the night, whenever the Panthers would look for their go-to receiver, they would find Burton running with him stride for stride and the Ute always had inside position. Most of the time, if anyone was going to catch that football it would have been Burton—he was that locked on Baldwin. Burton was effective in press coverage and did his job when giving a cushion. In off coverage, the Texas native displayed a smooth backpedal and flipped his hips with ease to stay with

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