If you want to be a true contender in today’s SEC football, finding wide receivers for big games is a must. See how Alabama and LSU went from three yards and a cloud of dust to wide open passing attacks. With Missouri signing the player described below, the Tigers have a very important player offering a chance to climb the ladder in the SEC.
Size: 6’0 “, 200 lbs
Position: Wide Receiver
High School: East St. Louis (Ill.) High School
The Tigers won a national recruit for Burden’s signing. Mizzou has beaten Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma, Iowa, Florida State, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M, and Oregon, among others. Burden was ranked in the top five domestic potential customers by multiple scouting services.
Powerful upper body, especially for an upcoming freshman wide receiver. It looks similar to a great security that could switch to a hybrid linebacker stance. Likewise, extremely strong hands to catch the ball through contact. Burden can add more weight, it’s just that he’s as physically ready for college football as you’d see joining any college football program. Although he is not the tallest receiver, Burden’s length exceeds his height. He’ll go up and take a pass that many other receivers his size simply can’t because they don’t have the same arm length as Burden.
Burden’s quickness, especially for a 200-pound athlete, is astounding; is what makes him a great comeback man as he makes the first defender miss in tight spaces. From a dimension coupled with the change of direction, it could also be done some physical confrontations with players like Chris Godwin (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Stefon Diggs (Buffalo Bills). He’s not at their fitness level yet, but he sure can be in due time.
The ability to reach top speed quickly is also impressive. After the catch, Burden has the ability to break tackles and essentially become a running back with the kick in his hands, overpowering some defenders with sheer strength.
There is no question, Burden is an exciting show waiting to happen. A quick juke and he’s gone. A stiff arm and he’s headed aside. A burst of speed and runs from a defender and takes the ball for a touchdown. Bottom line, he’s making explosive plays and should allow him to play for the Tigers very soon, if not to start sometime in 2022.
Many explosive athletes run as fast as possible and lack the vision to know when to slow down and make a cut, or even wait for the block right in front of them to materialize. Despite Burden’s youth, he shows time and time again that he’s willing to allow his blocks to happen before breaking through an opening.
This will particularly help with the displays, and is also why he’s likely to be a comeback man for the Tigers. A natural view like Burden’s lends itself to many different possibilities. He could also end up running Wildcat’s quarterback in short-yard situations.
Impact of position
With his natural strength, speed, and direction change abilities, Burden will be able to play in any primary wide catcher position generally used by a diffuse attack. He can play in the slot, in the edge or in the catcher up to the perimeter of the wide side of the field, in an attempt to maximize his abilities.
Moving a talented catcher like Burden to different positions, from game to game, makes an opposing defensive coordinator guess; it is difficult to double the player who is not always in the same spot. It also allows Burden the ability to go up against several defenders to help create one-on-one discrepancies.
This is an area that the Missouri Head Football Coach does Elia Drinkwitz it can be creative. He is an offensive-minded manager known for his offensive tactics to begin with, and Burden provides him with a unique tool to use.
Overall, he is too good to stay on the sidelines for long. Burden offers a unique skill player that Missouri fans will likely soon see doing great shows inside Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.
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