Oren Burks
Oren Burks
24-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Green Bay Packers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Packers selected Burks in the third round in 2018 and were hoping he would immediately slot in as a coverage linebacker, but his progress was slow and an injury suffered during the preseason kept him out for Weeks 1 and 2. Burks was eased into action over the next few games, but he did not do enough to maintain a role in the defense, and was on the field for just 18 total snaps over the last eight games of the season. The Packers are hoping for "a big jump" from Burks in 2019, but he's going to have to earn a spot. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.43 million contract with the Packers in May of 2018.
Primed for increased role
LBGreen Bay Packers
March 26, 2019
General manager Brian Gutekunst said Tuesday that he expects Burks to make "a big jump" in 2019, Pete Dougherty of Packers News reports.
Burks appeared to be in line for a key role after being drafted by Green Bay in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, even though he ultimately failed to carve out a starting role behind Antonio Morrison and Blake Martinez. Gutekunst downplayed Burks' struggles as "typical rookie stuff, growing within the defense, understanding it from an instinctual standpoint," and said that "it takes time in the NFL to really feel comfortable within the defense." With Morrison having been waived prior to the start of free agency, Burks is set for a sharp increase in workload after only playing 122 defensive snaps during his rookie season.
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Measurables Review
How do Oren Burks' measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 3"
233 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
Cone Drill
6.82 sec
Vertical Jump
39.5 in
Broad Jump
131 in
Bench Press
18 reps
Hand Length
9.13 in
Arm Length
33.38 in
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
It appeared Burks would mainly play a role on passing downs when the Packers selected him in the third round of April's draft, but with fellow LB Jake Ryan out for the year with a knee injury, Burks will be leaned on for far more. He is the favorite to start at inside linebacker alongside Blake Martinez.
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Quiet rookie season
LBGreen Bay Packers
January 2, 2019
Burks totaled 24 tackles (18 solo) over 14 games with the Packers in his rookie season.
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No defensive snaps in Week 10
LBGreen Bay Packers
November 12, 2018
Burks was not on the field for any of the Packers' 68 defensive snaps in Sunday's victory over the Dolphins.
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Ready for Sunday's contest
LBGreen Bay Packers
September 23, 2018
Burks (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game versus the Redskins, VP of Communications for the Packers Jason Wahlers reports.
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Will be eased into action
LBGreen Bay Packers
September 20, 2018
Burks will play in Sunday's game against the Redskins but will primarily be used on special teams, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
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Cleared for full practice
LBGreen Bay Packers
September 19, 2018
Burks (shoulder) was estimated to be a full practice participant Wednesday, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
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