Burks is physical at 6-3, 225lbs. He displays reliable hands; he can high point the football and excels in 50/50 situations. Burks is not a nuanced route runner, an area he must work to improve at the NFL level. He plays a high percentage in the slot where he gets a free release, but he needs to be more comfortable playing on the outside when required in the NFL. He could play predominantly in the slot, but that limits his versatility, especially as a bigger player that coordinators can move around to gain a mismatch.
Burks has experienced issues gaining separation early in his routes, which is one reason he has played in the slot. When lined up out wide, he will need to rely on his ability to box out and make 50/50 plays vs. a defender, something that will be far more difficult in the NFL.
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