Posted: 6:00 am Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Falcons’ draft board: Florida TE/WR Trey Burton 

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

School: Florida

Height and weight: 6-2, 224 pounds

Florida's Trey Burton (8) looks for a way around linebacker Michael Taylor, right, and Joey Ivie, left, during a spring NCAA college football scrimmage, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Florida’s Trey Burton (8) looks for a way around linebacker Michael Taylor, right, and Joey Ivie, left, during a spring NCAA college football scrimmage, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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)

FALCONS’ DRAFT BOARD

–A look at Louisville LB Preston Brown

–A look at Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz

–A look at Texas OLB/DE Jackson Jeffcoat

–A look at West Virginia RB Charles Sims

–A look at Auburn DE Dee Ford

–A look at Brigham Young OLB Kyle Van Noy

–A look at Arizona State OLB/DE Carl Bradford

--A look at Missouri DE Kony Ealy

–A look at Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro

–A look at Alabama S Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix

–A look at Minnesota DT Ra’Shede Hageman

–A look at Boston College QB Chase Rettig

–A look at Oregon RB De’Anthony Thomas

–A look at Central Florida RB Storm Johnson

–A look at USC TE Xavier Grimble

–A look at Ohio State OT Jack Mewhort

–A look at Louisville S Calvin Prior

–A look at Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier

–A look at Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde

–A look at UCLA LB Anthony Barr

–BLOG: A list of the confirmed players at LOCALS DAY on Tuesday

–BLOG: FSU linebacker Telvin Smith visited the Falcons on Monday

–Falcons check out Towson State RB Terrance West, CB Jordan Love (UGA transfer)

–MyAJC ($): Eye-test vs. Tape-measure test: Falcons must trust their eyes during draft prep. 

FALCONS REWIND

–Blog: Falcons are not switching to a 3-4 defense front, they’ve been using it for past 2 seasons

–Blog: New jersey numbers picked; Devin Hester to wear No. 17

–Blog: Falcons awarded three compensatory picks

–Blog: Lamar Holmes was a performance-pay leader in 2014

–Blog: Umenyiora will return in 2014, no restructured deal

–Blog: Falcons release FB Bradie Ewing

–Blog: Falcons WR Roddy White owes Mercer fan some prime tickets

–Blog: Falcons owner Arthur Blank engaged to be married.  

–Blog: Former Falcons WR Kevin Cone to work out for Carolina

–Blog: Falcons re-sign defensive tackle Peria Jerry

–Blog: NFL to move forward on cleaning up ‘on-field’ language

MEET THE FREE AGENT SIGNEES

–MyAJC ($): Falcons spend $80 million in free agency to buy toughness

–Las Vegas doesn’t like Falcons’ free agency moves

–Falcons Free Agency Tracker — Falcons have committed $107.36 million to salaries 

–Q&A with PR/KR/WR Devin Hester

–Q&A with Falcons right guard Jon Asamoah

–Q&A with Falcons defensive end Tyson Jackson

–Q&A with Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai

2014 NFL DRAFT CENTRAL

–Mock Draft 1.0: Falcons trade out of sixth spot to land Pryor and Ebron

–12 teams who could draft UGA star Aaron Murray

–Louisville LB Preston Brown to work out for the Falcons

–Louisville DE Marcus Smith to work out for the Falcons

–MyAJC ($): OT Greg Robinson, DE Dee Ford shine at Auburn’s Pro Day

–VIDEO: Tackle Greg Robinson on Auburn’s Pro Day

–VIDEO: Running back Tra Mason on Auburn’s Pro Day

–Blog & VIDEO: Clemson QB Tajh Boyd has stellar Pro Day showing

–VIDEO: Clemson WR Sammy Watkins on his Pro Day

 

 

3 comments
SlimDem
SlimDem

Get real, the Falcons need a left tackle to protect Matty Ice. All this other blather is BS.

JSSN
JSSN

Trying to catch that Aaron Hernandez magic (of course without that unseemly behavior pattern).