Bolts fans always love to bring in the hometown talent onto the team. We brought in Vincent Brown last season and this draft has brought up names like Ronnie Hillman and Ryan Lindley as possibilities. Another name to look out for is LB Miles Burris, who has been connected to the Bolts.
Burris has been mentioned as one of the players that could bring good value later in the draft. Because he went to SDSU, he has more to prove on the national stage.
The kid is versatile and can play all linebacker spots. He is all-out hustle and is getting the attention of teams around the league.
Here is a quote from him that pretty much describes his style: “I love the violence of the game, I love to compete and I want to win.”
Bring the noise, bring the hustle and bring the violence!!
Here is his scouting report from Pro Football Weekly:
Well-proportioned, muscular, athletic build. Squats over 600 pounds and pumped 225 pounds 31 times. Has a 361⁄2-inch vertical leap. Good balance and body control. Keen eyes. Flattens and closes hard down the line. Wrap tackler. Has hustle traits, plays with urgency and keeps working to the quarterback. Likes to play and it shows. Is productive and has a special-teams mentality. Smart, confident and coachable.
A bit undersized for a rush role — average height, weight and arm length. Shows some stiffness in his hips — average flexibility and burst off the edge. Not an explosive, quick-twitch athlete or violent striker. Can be a step late to the perimeter. Needs to improve hand use to disengage more quickly. Can be overaggressive and miss some tackles. Limited cover skills and experience playing the inside.
Solidly built, tight-skinned, energetic, intense, productive strong-side linebacker with a revved-up motor to compensate for average athletic traits. Has broad appeal given his desirable intangibles and scheme versatility and at worst should be a swing backup and special-teams player. Could wind up projecting inside as an old-school “Mike” linebacker.