Brian Burns
Brian Burns
23-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Carolina Panthers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Last year's 16th overall pick, Burns got off to a hot start as a rookie, totaling 4.5 sacks and returning a fumble for a touchdown across his first six games. He then underwent a minor wrist procedure and saw his snap count slide over the second half of the season, but he still finished with 25 tackles and 7.5 sacks while playing all 16 games. Entering his second year, the 6-5 speedster will hope that strength added to his 250-pound frame will help him hold up better against the run and become a more complete player, which is an intriguing thought considering his explosive upside. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $13.54 million contract with the Panthers in July of 2019.
Ready to return
DECarolina Panthers
March 26, 2021
Burns has recovered from his shoulder injury, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Burns will return to his pass-rushing role on the Panthers' defensive line in 2021 after suffering a shoulder injury at the end of his 2020 campaign. The 22-year-old ended his season with 58 tackles (35 solo), nine sacks, four passes defended and three forced fumbles. With Burns now healthy and Haason Reddick rushing opposite of him, the team's D-line is looking promising for the season ahead.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Carolina PanthersPanthers 2020 DE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

75071%
41539%
39037%
37736%
35834%
12712%
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Measurables Review
How do Brian Burns' measurables compare to other defensive ends?
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.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
250 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.01 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
129 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
33.88 in
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Following the retirement of Julius Peppers, a franchise cornerstone who ranks fourth all-time in sacks, the Panthers unsurprisingly added to their front seven through the draft. In fact, they didn't wait long, taking Burns 16th overall. At 6-5, 249, Burns tested at an elite level prior to the draft, making him a mouth-watering prospect off the edge. In three seasons at Florida State, he posted 23 sacks, including 10 in his final year. Carolina will hope he can also stand up to more powerful players, but the opportunity for early playing time is certainly there for Burns to show his stuff. That makes the 21-year-old an intriguing commodity as he embarks on his NFL career.
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Not playing Week 17
DECarolina Panthers
Shoulder
January 3, 2021
Burns (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.
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Unlikely to suit up Sunday
DECarolina Panthers
Shoulder
January 1, 2021
According to Panthers coach Matt Rhule, Burns (shoulder) is considered "very doubtful" to play in Sunday's game against the Saints, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
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Another absence from practice
DECarolina Panthers
Shoulder
December 31, 2020
Burns (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, David Newton of ESPN reports.
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Misses practice
DECarolina Panthers
Shoulder
December 30, 2020
Burns (shoulder) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.
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Suffers stinger in win
DECarolina Panthers
Shoulder
December 27, 2020
Burns (shoulder) said he picked up a stinger during Sunday's 20-13 win over Washington, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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