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 is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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