Deontay Burnett technically started his college career at the age of 17 because of where his birthdate falls compared to the start of the football season. There are so few players who do this that there aren’t really enough examples of successful wide receivers in the NFL to compare it to. So instead my default is to be just a little bit more optimistic about what he did.
Overall he produced just over 2% more receptions than he did yards for USC. Combined with his slight frame (6’0”, 170lbs) it’s fair to say he was not playing on the outside in college. He also didn’t take part in the NFL Combine so his athletic measurements have been slow in coming from his pro day results. In short, Burnett has some positive signs on his profile but also remains somewhat of a mystery.
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