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CB Brandon Burton Is Vikings 5th-Round Pick

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 30, 2011 – 12:12 pm

The Vikings added another defensive player to this year’s draft class by selecting CB Brandon Burton with a 5th-round pick (#139 overall). It’s the 3rd year in a row they’ve added a CB in the draft and Burton will be a guy who steps in and immediately competes for playing time.

Burton played college football at the University of Utah and he’s exactly what head coach Leslie Frazier likes in a CB – big and physical. Burton is 6-0 and 190 pounds and ran a 4.53 time in the 40-yard dash. The Vikings often require their CBs to re-route WRs off the line of scrimmage, and that’s something Burton excels at, according to his scouting report on NFL.com. Also, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said he had a 3rd-round grade on Burton.

Mayock also cited 3 separate times when Burton won a “jump ball” contest with 1st-round WR Jonathan Baldwin in a game last season.

Here is a paragraph from Burton’s scouting report on NFL.com: “Burton has a nice combination of height and speed. Uses his length to jam and re-route receivers at the line and shows the ability to recover. Does a nice job in off-man reacting to the football in front of him. Can rack up the PBUs and break up the jump ball.”


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41 Responses to “CB Brandon Burton Is Vikings 5th-Round Pick”

  1. By Cor-WIN VIKES ! on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    good kid, work him hard, great on the press, work on the rest !

  2. By Rick on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Very excited with this pick. He’s just the guy we needed. I’m really liking the way our draft is shaping up.

  3. By sandiamond on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    (S) players going quick. might be the next pick imo

  4. By Cor-WIN VIKES ! on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    trade out ? interesting,,, i guess who we want we can get later and add a pick !

  5. By ripteflon on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    nice finally a defensive player

  6. By Cor-WIN VIKES ! on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    now 4 sixth round picks,,,, !

  7. By Vernon on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    What did the Vikings do with that 150 pick??

  8. By sandiamond on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Round 6 we have #3 #5 #7 picks

  9. By Rick on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Yep, we now have the 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 35th picks in the 6th round.

  10. By Craig on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Great pick! This draft is way better than anything childress did in his years. Ponder will be our franchise, added a new weapon in Rudolph. And beefed up the defense with balliard and burton.

  11. By Peter on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Looks like a decent pick up. He for the most part can hold his own against a big receiver but did not do so great against better talent at Boise St. Time will tell:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8HHyOuT4NM&feature=related

  12. By Craig on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    We are adding more picks and gaining alot of depth. This is what we need!

  13. By purplehorn on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Could have taken Black at 150??? got two picks by trading back? Must have people in mind for OL development. I’m surprised we didn’t take Black when he was right there? I would love to be in that draft war room to understand what these guys have in mind when they make these decisions.

  14. By Jkalz on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    I hate that we traded down. I love that we have 4 picks in the 6th but we could have gotten Ahmad Black which would have been a GREAT!!!!!! pick. But I guess since we have been picking really good that hopefully these picks will turn out good as well.

  15. By Rick on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Looks pretty good covering the sideline, average at the inside. I’m excited to have him. I’m really liking the way our draft is coming along so far.

  16. By Vernon on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Nice to see more about Burton.. thanks for link Peter!

  17. By Jkalz on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    I like what I see from the clips. Just a few times he got burned.. Gotta fix that.

  18. By Rick on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    I think they’ll probably be stocking up on OL now, maybe with a WR thrown in

  19. By sandiamond on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Safeties about gone, Hagg from neb tallest one left

    Sash (iowa) and Lefeged rated high

  20. By oops on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    What do you expect its getting towards at the bottom of the barrel, prince type are long gone from now on out its leftovers that are not that good maybe some will end up making a some impact but majority will be backups or out of the league.

  21. By Nicholas on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    What good safeties will be in Free Agency this year? Does anyone know?

  22. By sandiamond on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    DE and C still loaded with ok picks

  23. By Rick on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    I’d like to get C O’Dowd out of USC. He’s done a great job blocking for Barkley, and USC has a good history of producing OL

  24. By sandiamond on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    here we go!! Mcphee de and C. Carter olb gone

  25. By Rick on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    should be interesting, having 3 out of the next 5 picks

  26. By Vernon on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    WooTz O-line help from Arkansas!! :D

  27. By sandiamond on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Suprise! Raymond (S) we gave up A. Black for the extra picks, interesting

  28. By sandiamond on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    top-rate Center! Fusco slipped to 6th round

  29. By Vernon on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Hmmm OL Db OL not shabby..

  30. By Rick on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Nice pick with Fusco…I keep saying this, but I’m very happy with how this is turning out.

  31. By Jkalz on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    I like Ahmad but I looked up Mistral, and Love and they actually seem really good. Now Fusco.. Maybe this season wont be that bad :)

  32. By will on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Like the offensive line picks. Also Like the Rudolph pick. Good blocker, can help set some edges for AP. Also adds some more options when trying to keep the chains moving, something they were incredibly bad at last season. Rudolph and Shiancoe will both be instrumental in Ponder making the tansition to the NFL.

  33. By VikesFan4ever on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Great picks in the 6th! Guys that can start right now or develop and start next year! Good job front office!

  34. By sandiamond on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    WR cleaned out but watch us take one anyway. OG still loaded ok picks

  35. By Rick on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Ronald Johnson would be a good WR to take, pretty reliable guy.

  36. By sandiamond on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    RJ good stats from last year plus Brinns from Cinn

  37. By Jkalz on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Looks like were not getting Ronald.

  38. By sandiamond on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Big run on linebackers going here……

  39. By dave on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    he might be better than both asher allen and chris cook good pick

  40. By dave on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    it mightve been nice to have black though but like the OLB we got i think he could start right away good strength,size,and speed

  41. By Roger on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    GOT A GOOD ONE FOR YOU !!! THIS NEW SITE COVERS ALL RADIOS FROM HAM CB AND PMR …. HAS SOME GREAT VIDEOS PICS AND STORYS.

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