Brian Burns
Brian Burns
21-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Carolina Panthers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Following the retirement of Julius Peppers, a franchise cornerstone who ranks fourth all-time in sacks, the Panthers unsurprisingly added to their front seven through the draft. In fact, they didn't wait long, taking Burns 16th overall. At 6-5, 249, Burns tested at an elite level prior to the draft, making him a mouth-watering prospect off the edge. In three seasons at Florida State, he posted 23 sacks, including 10 in his final year. Carolina will hope he can also stand up to more powerful players, but the opportunity for early playing time is certainly there for Burns to show his stuff. That makes the 21-year-old an intriguing commodity as he embarks on his NFL career. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $13.54 million contract with the Panthers in July of 2019.
Notches another sack
LBCarolina Panthers
October 14, 2019
Burns registered a sack in Sunday's 37-26 win over the Buccaneers.
ANALYSIS
Burns has immediately emerged as a standout pass rusher for the Panthers, as he's now helped take down the opposing quarterback in five straight games. The rookie first-rounder will now embark on his first bye week, but he will be eager to get back to his disruptive ways when Carolina takes the field in Week 8 in San Francisco.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Carolina PanthersPanthers 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

449
307
443
303
251
164
133
133
84
32
29
29
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Measurables Review
How do Brian Burns' measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
250 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.01 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
129 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
33.88 in
 
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Scores touchdown in win
LBCarolina Panthers
October 7, 2019
Burns finished with three tackles (two solo), a sack, a forced fumble and a 56-yard fumble return for a touchdown in Sunday's 34-27 win over the Jaguars.
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Suiting up against Jags
LBCarolina Panthers
October 6, 2019
Burns (wrist) is active Sunday against the Jaguars, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
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Expects to play Sunday
LBCarolina Panthers
Wrist
October 6, 2019
Burns (wrist) is expected to play in Sunday's game against Jacksonville, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Questionable for Week 5
LBCarolina Panthers
Wrist
October 4, 2019
Burns (wrist) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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No practice Thursday
LBCarolina Panthers
Wrist
October 3, 2019
Burns (wrist) did not practice Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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