Today’s college football stresses defenses like never before and finding versatile prospects to counter in the space game is critical.
Up front,, it means guys who can attack the passer on the inside as well as out; an area Jordan Burch happens to excel.
The top uncommitted prospect in the country stands 6-5, 275 with the speed and quickness of a conventional defensive end.
He can stand-up and hold his own against the run or pass. But where the value is even easier to see with Burch is when he’s lined up on the inside as a defensive tackle.
There he wins with natural athleticism and great hands. Burch has an elite motor to make plays down the field as well as the awareness to use his length to make plays on the football shortly after it’s released.
How well does he move? Burch lined up at running back as a senior and racked up 14 total touchdowns, many outside of short range.
In addition to his 14 touchdowns on offense, Burch had nine sacks and 18 tackles for loss.
Burch is expected to make a decision between Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, and South Carolina on Signing Day.
2019 SI All-American Offensive Team:
WR Malachi Wideman, FSU (Why Wideman? Highlights)
OL Nate Anderson, Oklahoma (Why Anderson? Highlights)
2019 SI All-American Defensive Team:
DL Jordan Burch, Uncommitted (Why Burch? Highlights)
LB Justin Flowe, Uncommitted (Why Flowe? Highlights)
DB Kelee Ringo, Uncommitted (Why Ringo? Highlights)
DB Enzo Jennings, Penn State (Why Jennings? Highlights)
ATH Avantae Williams, Uncommitted (Why Williams? Highlights)