NFL DRAFT | James Burgess' intangibles make him intriguing draft prospect

04/27/2016 07:30 PM

He is not a proven brick wall when it comes to run defense, he is slightly undersized by NFL standards, but James Burgess has certain measurables and even more intangibles that make him an intriguing draft prospect. As a star linebacker and three year starter for the University of Louisville, Burgess was one of the top three tacklers on the team in both his junior and senior year. He has proven quickness which allows for excellent pursuit of ball carriers, and has shown his ability to read quarterbacks and defend in the pass game.

Even as a standout for U of L, Burgess is a wild card when it comes to this weekend’s NFL draft. He is currently projected as an undrafted free agent by NFL.com, but he says he has heard rumors of being a middle round pick. Only time will tell, but we had Jason Anderson from ESPN 680 on our show to talk more about Burgess’ potential in the NFL.

Garrett Moore

Garrett joined cn|2 as Sports Producer in July 2015. Garrett is a Kentucky native who has been enveloped by Kentucky sports culture his entire life. He is excited to contribute to the cn|2 team by covering sports in the state he loves. Outside the office, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and being a sports spectator at every level.

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