Brian Burns
Brian Burns
21-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Carolina Panthers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Following the retirement of Julius Peppers, a franchise cornerstone who ranks fourth all-time in sacks, the Panthers unsurprisingly added to their front seven through the draft. In fact, they didn't wait long, taking Burns 16th overall. At 6-5, 249, Burns tested at an elite level prior to the draft, making him a mouth-watering prospect off the edge. In three seasons at Florida State, he posted 23 sacks, including 10 in his final year. Carolina will hope he can also stand up to more powerful players, but the opportunity for early playing time is certainly there for Burns to show his stuff. That makes the 21-year-old an intriguing commodity as he embarks on his NFL career. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $13.54 million contract with the Panthers in July of 2019.
Appears in preseason game
LBCarolina Panthers
Ankle
August 17, 2019
Burns logged 15 snaps on defense and four on special teams in Friday's preseason game with the Bills.
ANALYSIS
While he didn't make an impact in the box score, it's good to see that he seems to have recovered from the ankle bruise he suffered earlier in the week. The 2019 first-rounder will get plenty of chances to make a mark in the regular season.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Carolina PanthersPanthers 2018 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

926
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650
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597
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146
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64
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11
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2018 Brian Burns Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Brian Burns' measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
250 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.01 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
129 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
33.88 in
 
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Hopes to play Friday
LBCarolina Panthers
Ankle
August 14, 2019
Burns (ankle) said Wednesday that he's managing a minor bruise and wants to suit up for Friday's preseason tilt against the Bills, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
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Leaves practice early
LBCarolina Panthers
Ankle
August 13, 2019
Burns exited Tuesday's practice early with his ankle taped, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
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Heading to Carolina
LBCarolina Panthers
April 25, 2019
The Panthers selected Burns in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 16th overall.
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