Another SDSU Prospect The San Diego Chargers Should Consider

Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

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:

Positives:
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.

Negatives:
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.

Summary:
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.

Topics: Miles Burris, San Diego State

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  • VargasM

    I would love him on special teams. Keep him as a developmental OLB.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @VargasM he would kill on special teams and just put him on the field depending on the situation. Give him some time to learn and he can make some plays. 

      • 619chargers4life

         @epadaon funny i just commented and then scrolled down to read the rest of the comments and u pretty much said the same thing. lol 

        • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

           @619chargers4life great minds my friend… great minds!!!! 
           
          if he is available late… 4th or 5th, put him on the roster!

        • 619chargers4life

          i concur

  • biggsybolt

    Thanks Edub! Always love hometown talent, Kassim Akbar.

  • 619chargers4life

    word on the street is he is a work out junkie.   can we bring in all the Aztecs lol jk. his versatility is the key. put him on ST and groom the **** i mean stuff out of him for a few years and let him work his way up. build that chip on his shoulder to the point of no return and he will eventually be an anchor. but do i think we should draft him, im undecided. i think it depends on how the chips fall. Go Chargers

  • Morgan Harpenau

    MILES BURRIS thats boy is a beast when i watched him as a Aztec!!! but NFL god this guy is going ot be RIPPED!!!

  • MikeTuck

    To lite to be a rush specialist. We need a all round guy with speed and who can tackle. This always reminds me of Donnie edwards who was also lighter than most LB’s inside or out, and and yet donnie led in Kc and in SD in tackles and had a knack for being around the ball. he got to the QB plenty of times. Big guys are considered better at getting through or around the front line. But I’ve seen plenty of big guys get side stepped by the QB or just miss the tackle. Edwards made plays because of intelligence and quick feet.  We nee LB’s well schooled in not over running plays and sure tackling. Bigger isn’t always better. I’d like to put a shout out to Mr. Edwards and the intensity he brought to SD. he and Seau were solid together. That’s why I like Bobby wagner in the 2nd.

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