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NFL Draft Profile: S Terrell Burgess, Utah Utes – LA Rams

TERRELL BURGESS, S – UTAH: 3rd RD, 104th pick, LA RAMS

A “late bloomer” during his time with the Utes, Burgess waited his turn behind the likes of Marcus Williams, Marquise Blair and Corrion Ballard. He certainly made his one year as a starter count, earning All-Pac-12(honorable mention) honors as a senior. Despite just one season as a starter, Burgess possesses uncommon versatility and discipline. His ability to move around the  backfield makes him an intriguing prospect for defenses that like to switch up packages. A Swiss Army Knife, if you will. Burgess is lauded for his preparation and cerebral approach to the game, but even that can’t overshadow his stellar physical showcase at the Combine.


UTAH: 2019 honorable mention All-Pac-12 … split time between receiver and defensive back for part of his redshirt freshman season before moving full time to defense, starting at strong safety as a senior … two-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection.

2019: Honorable mention All-Pac-12 … started all 14 games at strong safety … third on the team and led the backfield with 81 tackles (7.5 TFL, 0.5 sack) … second on the team with two fumble recoveries, which tied for fourth in the Pac-12 … six passes defended with five pass breakups (1 INT) … career-high 12 tackles with a pass breakup vs. Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship … 10 tackles (1.0 TFL) vs. Washington … nine tackles (1.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks) with a fumble recovery vs. UCLA … seven tackles included an assisted TFL vs. Northern Illinois … six tackles (1.0 TFL) and three pass breakups vs. Washington State … six tackles with 1.5 TFL vs. Texas in the Alamo Bowl … six tackles (1.0 TFL) vs. California … five tackles (1.0 TFL) vs. Arizona State … four tackles with a pass breakup vs. BYU … made first career interception against USC and had four tackles … three tackles with a fumble recovery on special teams vs. Colorado.

2018–Played in all 14 games … saw action on defense in nine games, making two starts (Arizona State, Oregon) … 16 tackles (0.5 TFL) and three pass breakups … five tackles and a pass breakup against Arizona … four tackles and a pass breakup vs. Washington … blocked a field goal against Weber State … second-team Pac-12 All-Academic.

2017–Played in all 13 games on special teams and appeared in four games with one start on defense … 18 tackles (1.0 TFL) … career-high eight tackles against Washington … four tackles vs. Colorado … three tackles vs. Washington State included a TFL … three tackles vs. West Virginia in the Heart of Dallas Bowl … first-team Pac-12 All-Academic.

2016–Played in four games with three appearances on defense … one tackle and a pass breakup against California … played both ways early in the season and had one reception for seven yards against Southern Utah … two kick returns for 27 yards, both against BYU.

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