Jermaine Burton
Jermaine Burton  WR  Alabama | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jermaine Burton
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Calabasas, CA
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Jermaine Burton WR Alabama | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jermaine Burton WR Alabama
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.31 seconds (97%*)
Age: 22.8 DOB: 06/28/2001
Height: 6-0 (36%*) Weight: 194 (31%*)
Forty: 4.31 (O) (97%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.31 seconds (97%*)
Age: 22.8 DOB: 06/28/2001
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (36%*) Weight: 194 (31%*)
Forty: 4.31 (O) (97%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
Overall Rating: 86.0 / 100
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QB Rating When targeted: 132.0
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Overall Rank: #51 Position rank: #10
College Games: 49 College Snaps: 1976
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 84/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #99 Pos Rank: #13
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 96 Stars 247 RATING: 96/100
Ovr Rank: #58 Pos Rank: #9
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.9 (97%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Kadarius Toney - Florida
Jalin Hyatt - Tennessee
Jahan Dotson - Penn State
Draft Profile: Bio
Jermaine Burton, a talented wide receiver, began to make waves in high school football after transferring from IMG Academy to Calabasas High School post-sophomore year. At Calabasas, he played a pivotal role in leading the Coyotes to a 10-3 record as a junior. During this season, he made a significant impact with 40 receptions for 863 yards and 14 touchdowns, averaging a remarkable 71.9 yards per game and 21.6 yards per catch. His outstanding performance earned him a spot on the USA Today 2018 All-USA California First Team offense.

Post high school, Burton was selected to play in the prestigious Under Armour All-America Game, a testament to his burgeoning talent. Both ESPN and 247Sports awarded him a 4-star rating, underscoring his potential as a top-tier collegiate athlete.

Choosing to stay close to home, Burton joined the University of Georgia. As a freshman in 2020, he saw action in 10 games for the Bulldogs, making 27 receptions for 404 yards, averaging 15.0 yards per reception, with 3 touchdowns. However, his impact on the game was still developing, as indicated by a quarterback rating of 57.4 when targeted.

In 2021, Burton's sophomore year at Georgia, he was part of a competitive receiver group and didn't receive as many targets as anticipated. He played in 14 games, recording 26 catches for 497 yards, averaging an impressive 19.1 yards per catch, with 5 touchdowns. His quarterback rating when targeted improved significantly to 144.4. Following this season, Burton transferred to Alabama, seeking a more prominent role and the opportunity to work with quarterback Bryce Young.

At Alabama, Burton showcased his skills. In his first season with the Tide, he played 12 games, making 37 catches for 590 yards, averaging 15.9 yards per catch, with 6 touchdowns, and achieving an elite quarterback rating of 139.1 when targeted. In 2023, Burton continued to impress, playing 11 games with 35 catches for 777 yards, averaging a remarkable 22.2 yards per catch, with 8 touchdowns, and maintaining an elite quarterback rating of 125.8 when targeted.

Despite his on-field success, Burton's time at Alabama wasn't without controversy. After a loss to Tennessee in 2022, Burton was involved in an incident where he struck a female Tennessee fan during the post-game field rush. This incident, which did not lead to a suspension by coach Nick Saban, marked a challenging moment in Burton's collegiate career.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Burton's got wheels. He can gobble up turf with his long strides, often blowing past DBs without breaking a sweat.
  • Elite at hauling in the deep ball. This guy can adjust on the fly to snag those off-target heaves with ease.
  • Shows late hands on back-shoulder fades, keeping DBs guessing and off-balance until the last second.
  • Impressive aerial skills; Burton can twist and turn mid-air, keeps his toes inbounds, and fights for the ball in traffic.
  • Once he gets a lane, watch out. He may not juke you out of your cleats, but his straight-line speed is a killer.
  • Against soft coverage, Burton's secondary burst off the line is solid, helping him find space quickly.
  • Knows how to find the weak spots in zone coverage, especially out wide, making him a constant threat.
  • Burton's got a legit burst. Timed at 4.43 in the 40, he's likely even faster now, stacking DBs and blowing the top off defenses.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Burton's route running lacks consistent precision. Needs to dial in the details to keep DBs guessing.
  • His transitions are more abrupt than smooth. Got the foot speed, but his hips don't flow as well, making cuts less fluid.
  • Despite his speed, he struggles to sell deep routes on stop-and-go plays, tipping off defenders too early.
  • Shows too many low-effort plays, especially as a decoy or when he's not the primary option, needs to amp up intensity across all snaps.
  • Temperament on the field is a red flag. Burton's shown volatile tendencies with taunting and needs to keep his cool under pressure and most importantly just grow up.
Scouting Report: Summary
Jermaine Burton's potential in the NFL is intriguing. He possesses the raw tools – speed, ball skills, and physicality – to be more impactful in the pros than his college career might suggest. Hindered by modest passing offenses in college, his true capabilities could be better realized in a professional setup. He shows signs of being a top-three receiver in an NFL offense, but realizing this potential will depend largely on how he adapts to the pro game and the system he lands in.

Burton's draft prospects are somewhat uncertain. His performance during pre-draft interviews will be crucial, as teams will scrutinize not just his on-field abilities, but also his consistency and effort. The talent is visible on tape, yet it's the intangibles and his response to questions about his attitude and past on-field incidents, particularly the outburst after the 2022 Tennessee game, that will heavily influence his draft valuation.

Despite these concerns, Burton's skill set fits well in the modern NFL. His exceptional speed and tracking ability make him a potent deep threat. While he might primarily fit into a No. 3 receiver role due to his current route-running skills, his potential for explosive plays can't be overlooked. Teams will weigh his on-field prowess against the need for greater maturity and consistency, making his path to the NFL a balance of leveraging his physical talents with personal development.

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*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.