Who: Brock Burns
High School: Fishers (IN) Hamilton Southeastern
Current Height/Weight: 6-3 180
Projected Position: SS
Analysis: The first thing that jumps out at you about Burns on film is his size. At 6-3 he is long, rangy and athletic. His frame looks skinny at 175-180 so adding weight will be a smooth transition without losing his speed and ability to move in space. He is a true SS in that he covers the flat well and offers excellent run support. Burns is a sure and strong tackler who is not easy to get by and provides some pop despite his skinny frame. Burns has long arms and has the ability to get hands on receivers and control them and get physical. His ability to diagnose plays and attack the run makes him capable of sliding down to the LB position or possibly playing as a ROVER type player in the Ball State scheme. Burns also adds value as a runner/hitter on special teams which will get him on the field sooner.
Outlook: Burns needs to get bigger and stronger, but how much bigger and stronger is up to the staff. Burns brings plenty of talent and athleticism, but what is his long term projection? His ability against the run and in coverage work well at SS, but continuing to get bigger can mean a transition to LB where he could be an amazing player.