Posted: 6:00 am Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
By D. Orlando Ledbetter
Each morning until the draft starts on Thursday, we’ll do a short profile of a player who’s on the Falcons’ Draft Board. We’ll focus on team-needs, possible selections, players the Falcons have worked out and/or interviewed, etc. The Falcons own 10 picks in this draft. Today we’ll look at Florida tight end Trey Burton, who’s was scouted by the Falcons at his Pro Day.
Player: Trey Burton
Position: Tight end/Wide receiver
Height and weight: 6-2, 224 pounds
Pro Day Numbers: He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 seconds, vertical 30 inches, broad jump of 9 feet, 4 inches, 4.32 short shuttle and 7.14 three-cone drill.
Projected Round: He’s projected to be drafted in the fifth or sixth round by NFL.com and the fourth or fifth round by NFL Draft 2014 Preview.
Career Highlights: Burton was used as a tight end, H-back/wing back, fullback, receiver and quarterback by the Gators. He had 153 career carries for 720 yards (4.7 yard per carry) and 16 touchdowns. He completed 11 of 17 pass attempts (64.7 percent) for 103 yards with zero touchdowns and an interception. He was a team captain.
Quotes: “(Versatility) is definitely a big thing for me. I’m willing to do whatever any team wants me to do. I’m just excited to play … I just want to prove I can do anything. I can play RB. I can play TE. I can play WR. I’m willing to do whatever a coach wants me to do.”
Falcons level on interest: Moderate to Low. The Falcons have two seventh round compensatory picks and Burton could be a candidate. The Falcons need to create quality at the skill positions.
Here are the Falcons draft picks:
- Round 1 — No. 6 overall
- Round 2 – No. 37 overall
- Round 3 – No. 68 overall
- Round 4 – No. 103 overall
- Round 4 – No. 139 overall (compensatory)
- Round 5 – No. 147 overall
- Round 6 – No. 182 overall
- Round 7 – No. 220 overall
- Round 7 – No. 253 overall (compensatory)
- Round 7 – No. 255 overall (compensatory)
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