Future Watch: Brian Burns Rookie Football Cards, Panthers – Brian Burns was drafted with the 16th overall pick by the Carolina Panthers in the 2019 NFL Draft. At 6-5, 250 pounds he has the right stuff to be a solid edge rusher.
As a freshman at Florida State, he played in eight games. He had 23 tackles, 14 of them were solo, plus a terrific 8.5 sacks.
In his sophomore season, the pass rusher played in 13 games, netting 26 solo tackles and 48 in all. 13.5 of those tackles were for losses as well as his 4.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.
As a junior, he upped his solo tackles to 31 with 52 in total. He had 10 sacks, and 15.5 tackles were for losses, coupled with three passes defended and three forced fumbles and there was no denying he was a top impact player. He was voted to the All-ACC, First-Team and he decided to forego his senior year to enter the NFL Draft.
Burns entered into the NFL Combine with a lot of eyeballs watching his performance. After running a 4.53, 40-yard dash, he showed off a 36.0 vertical and a 10 feet- 9 inches in the broad jump. He hit the mark with that.
In his NFL debut, he sacked Jared Goff. In 16 games he had 7.5 sacks! He added 19 solo tackles. 25 in total, with one forced fumble. He ended up starting in five games in all.
Brian Baldinger broke down some of his play against the Bears:
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