Draft Profile: Jesse Burkett (C, Stanford)

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Jesse Burkett, Center, Stanford
HT: 6’4”
WT: 300

Accolades:
– Outland Trophy watch list
– All-Pac-12 honorable mention
– Rimington Trophy watch list
– CoSIDA Academic All-District
– Pac-12 All-Academic second team
– AP All-Bowl team (honorable mention)
– Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention

Video credit: Edgar Allen

Pros:
– Great hand use to create leverage
– Lateral explosion
– Ability to set pocket and depth

Cons:
– Lacks overall power
– Struggles at 2nd level
– Balance isn’t great

Jesse Burkett is projected to go between the 4th & 6th rounds. I see Burkett as a late 5th to early 7th. The Buccaneers need help on the offensive line. Burkett needs help on a lot of his game. The Buccaneers would be wise to avoid Jesse until at least the 6th round.

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