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Aaron Burbridge Scouting Report

Aaron Burbridge WR Michigan State #16

Strengths: 6’0″, 210 pounds. Good overall size and bulk. Consistently puts himself in position to come down with the contested catch. Very strong hands and shows great concentration in traffic. Should become a reliable possession receiver and red zone target. Routes are efficient, but not explosive enough to lose defenders. Made huge strides during his senior year as Connor Cook’s go-to target.

Weaknesses: Lacks ideal athleticism. Not a burner and struggles to create space. Lacks elite size to dominate against physical cornerbacks in the NFL. Despite success in contested situations in college, his modest height makes you wonder of he can maintain that success in the NFL.

Overview: Burbridge was behind Tony Lippett on the depth chart for much of his career, but far exceeded Lippett’s production when he took over as a senior. He was one of the most reliable possession receivers in the nation in 2015, but it’s easy to be skeptical give his height. 6’5″ receivers don’t grow on trees, but there are enough of them in the league that teams won’t want to gamble a high pick on a 6’0″ receiver who can’t create consistent separation. Anquon Boldin has proven a receiver his measurables and skill set can succeed at a high level, but Boldin is certainly the exception to the rule.

Aaron Burbridge Chart


Rank
Player
Position
School
Grade
1Corey ColemanWRBaylor94
2Laquon TreadwellWROle Miss92
3Braxton MillerWROhio State89
4Michael ThomasWROhio State89
5Will FullerWRNotre Dame86
6Sterling ShepardWROklahoma84
7Tyler BoydWRPittsburgh82
8Josh DoctsonWRTCU82
9Pharoh CooperWRSouth Carolina77
10Rashard HigginsWRColorado State74
11Kenny LawlerWRCalifornia69
12De'Runnya WilsonWRMississippi State69
13Aaron BurbridgeWRMichigan State68
14Leonte CarrooWRRutgers65
15Thomas DuarteWRUCLA65
16Tajae SharpeWRMassachusetts
17Roger LewisWRBowling Green
18Bralon AddisonWROregon
19Cayleb JonesWRArizona
20Jordan PaytonWRUCLA
21Daniel BravermanWRWestern Michigan
22Paul McRobertsWRSE Missouri State
23D.J. FosterWRArizona State
24K.J. MayeWRMinnesota
25Keyarris GarrettWRTulsa
26Alex EricksonWRWisconsin
27Mike ThomasWRSouthern Miss
28Charone PeakeWRClemson
29Demarcus AyersWRHouston
30Byron MarshallWROregon
31Dom WilliamsWRWashington State
32Kolby ListenbeeWRTCU
33Chris BrownWRNotre Dame
34D'haquille WilliamsWRAuburn
35Malcolm MitchellWRGeorgia
36Jordan WilliamsWRBall State
37Nelson SpruceWRColorado
38MarQuez NorthWRTennessee
39Kenneth ScottWRUtah
40Cody CoreWROle Miss
41Mekale McKayWRCincinnati
42Chris MooreWRCincinnati
43Devon CajusteWRStanford
44Trevone BoykinWRTCU
45Jalin MarshallWROhio State
46Hunter SharpWRUtah State
47Jamaal JonesWRMontana
48Geronimo AllisonWRIllinois
49Jaydon MickensWRWashington
50Quinshad DavisWRNorth Carolina
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