Oren Burks – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Oren Burks

ILB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
ILB Vanderbilt 20 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'3 230 N/A 6’3 233 33 3/8 9 1/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.59 39.5 10’11 18 6.82 4.15

Overview:

Burks finished his career at Vanderbilt, where he played in 44 career games, had 228 tackles, 15.5 for loss, 4.5 sacks, 5 interceptions, 21 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, and 2 fumbles recovered. He has good size, he has good speed, and is a tackling machine. He was a ball hawk for a linebacker, and he was a solid cover linebacker. He is also a tough nosed player, and has good instincts. He is a defensive play maker, and a difference maker on defense. He is also a relentless defender, a ferocious defender, and a hard hitter. On the other hand, he does over pursues at times, he has issues with speedy backs at times, and while he does have good speed, he does not have elite linebacker speed, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I view Burks being a day 3 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has good size

Has good speed

Tackling machine

Ball hawk for a LB

Very experienced

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A tough nosed player

Has good instincts

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

A solid cover LB

A relentless defender

A ferocious defender

A hard hitter

Did a great job of breaking up passes

Does a great job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Over pursues at times

Has issues with speedy backs at times

While he has good speed he does not have elite LB speed

Career Stats:

Games Played: 44

Tackles: 228

Tackles For Loss: 15.5

Sacks: 4.5

Interceptions: 5

Pass Breakups: 21

Forced Fumbles: 1

Fumbles Recovered: 2