SI All-American Candidate Jager Burton Highlights and Evaluation

Jager Burton is an offensive tackle prospect from Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, Ky. Burton is an SI All-American candidate.
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Prospect: OL Jager Burton

Projected Position: Offensive Tackle 

Status: SI All-American Candidate 

Vitals: 6-foot-4, 271 pounds 

School: Lexington (Ky.) Frederick Douglass 

Committed to: Kentucky 

Frame: He’s got ample room to add weight on the next level. He’s got shorter arms than most tackles, which is why he could be projected at guard. 

Athleticism: Some in the industry want to see this kid kick in to guard, but he’s just too good of an athlete to let play guard. He ran stride-for-stride for 65 yards with his high school running back and has great hips. 

Instincts: This kid plays with uncommon effort and intensity. He’s a great puller on counter and trap, and they leave him on an island. He’s honestly a bit freakish in terms of athleticism and he knows it. 

Polish: He plays with great patience in the pass game and can really identify leaners in pass pro. He also understands angles with second-level defenders and can meet them at the cutoff point. There’s a level of nastiness that all offensive linemen need to possess. 

Bottom Line: I think it would be a disservice to Burton’s athleticism to kick him inside to a guard position unless you’re an outside/counter heavy football team and you’re going to let him run in space. He’s a great combo blocker as well. Really great prospect overall.