Burris Picked By Jets

NC State senior cornerback Juston Burris is off the board. The three-year starter will start out his pro career in New York after being picked by the Jets in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

NC State senior cornerback Juston Burris is off the board.  The three-year starter will start out his pro career in New York after being picked by the Jets in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Burris made strides in his career, developing into a productive cover corner as a senior when he allowed just a 34.1 percent completion rate with eight passes defensed and only one touchdown on 44 targets.  

"[Burris is a] three-year starter who brings size and a competitive nature with him," said Zierlein.  "Burris showed improvement as a cover corner this season and his ability to maintain feel and shadow receivers from press was evident. While he only logged three interceptions over his last three seasons, Burris consistently attacked throws and was just a hair away from about four more passes defensed."


"Juston did a great job for us this year," said NC State cornerbacks coach George Barlow.  "Where he improved the most was being consistently confident.  He always had the ability, it was just a deal where he had to go out there and play with confidence and deal with the adversity you're always going to have at corner.

"He learned to do that last year and put that with his technique and confidence... just playing hard, and he had a really consistent year. I watched him at the combine and thought he did well. He moved well and did some things to put himself in a position where a lot of teams will look at him."

"Juston was inconsistent in his early years, but he put in the time and effort to get better," added Barlow.  "He took the coaching from the meeting room to the field, and our younger guys can see that improvement. He now has a chance to fulfill his dreams."

A homegrown talent who grew up a Wolfpack fan, Burris was a two-star recruit who starred at Raleigh (NC) Broughton High School.

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