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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.

A UTAH MAN THROUGH AND THROUGH: TERRELL’S TIME ON THE HILL(via Utah Athletics) 

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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