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S Burnett -- the "wow" workout no one knows

Posted on: April 16, 2010 12:21 pm
It happens every year. There is a workout or two that slip through the cracks when the Pro Days are going strong that somehow doesn't get the attention it deserves.

This year that workout was the Georgia Tech Pro Day.

While all of the attention on that day was placed upon defensive end Derrick Morgan and running back Jonathan Dwyer, in reality, free safety Morgan Burnett was the star of the show.

His numbers, while all impressive, were led by a 3.92 second short shuttle -- the fastest verified time from any player tested at the Combine or any Pro Day this year. His 11'08 broad jump is also a spectacular number.

As a point of comparison, Fresno State cornerback A.J. Jefferson led all Combine participants with a 4.00 second time in the short shuttle and Virginia cornerback Chris Cook led all in Indianapolis with an 11 foot broad jump. 

Burnett was unable to workout at the Combine due to a strained hamstring.

Measuring in at 6-1 (3/8) and 209 pounds, Burnett was clocked at 4.51 seconds in the 40-yard dash, among the fastest times of any safety tested this year. He also posted a 39.5" vertical jump, an 11'08" broad jump and a 6.87 second 3-cone drill.

Folks, those are staggering numbers that deserve attention.

I've spoken with teams who feel that Burnett is a lock for the middle of the second round. Based on these numbers, Burnett should have been included in my previous post -- which identified five players who could be surprise first round picks.

In reality, the people who matter -- NFL scouts -- fully know Burnett's impressive workout results. An estimated 20 teams were represented at the workout, including three head coaches. While Gil Brandt and the staff at typically do a fabulous job of posting the "official" results from each workout, this one inexplicably was not reported.  

Since: Apr 24, 2010
Posted on: April 24, 2010 12:30 am

S Burnett -- the "wow" workout no one knows

You're far from the only one. He's awful; just absolute death on the radio. Hey did you know that so-and-so has an older brother who was the leading rusher in Mt. Union High School? NO ONE CARES, GIL.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2010 3:01 am

S Burnett -- the "wow" workout no one knows

I thought I was the only one that thought Gil was worthless.  If you listen to NFL radio on sirius, they act like he is god.  This guy is a blowhard that knows a lot of usless trivia and likes to blow his own horn. 

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2010 2:23 am

S Burnett -- the "wow" workout no one knows

Yeah, Gil Brant blows.

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2010 9:35 am

Gil Brandt?

In all seriousness, Brandt is the laziest and most embarassing sports hack on the Internet. He should know better- he has the bnckground and aptitude- but he just cuts-and-pastes stuff written by others and repeated even the most tired and worn cliches.

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