Many commenters have asked what Morgan Burnett was thinking leaving school early for the NFL Draft.
After seven interceptions last year, he had four this year. More importantly, he just didn’t seem to make as many big plays as he did last season.
Well, keep in mind, that the defense works as a unit, as Paul Johnson is fond of saying. When one part has issues it affects the other parts. Because Tech didn’t have a consistent pass rush, it often left the secondary trying to cover a lot of space for a long time. It’s hard to do.
And when the line did get pressure, sometimes the coverage was botched.
So, just because Burnett didn’t look as flashy, it wasn’t always his fault.
Charles Davis, draft analyst for the NFL Network, said he likes Burnett a lot. Davis said had Burnett stayed in school one more year, he definitely would have made more money because he would have improved his draft status. But Davis said Burnett will make his money down the road when it’s time to renegotiate