During his time at UF, Trey Burton was the Gators’ do-everything player. He played reps at quarterback, tight end, receiver; he passed, caught, ran, blocked, tackled – whatever Florida needed. On Saturday, Burton had a chance to showcase his skills at the NFL combine, and man did he impress.
In three events – 40-yard dash, 3 cone drill, and 20-yard shuttle – Burton was rated a star performer among tight ends (according to NFL.com). His results are as follows:
- 40-yard dash: 4.62 seconds (fourth best among tight ends)
- 3 cone drill: 7.14 seconds (tied second best among tight ends – best was 7.1)
- 20-yard shuttle: 4.32 seconds (fifth best among tight ends)
NFL scouts graded Burton at a 5.2, meaning he is believed to have backup and special teams potential. With his varied skill set and team-first mentality, Burton should be in for a solid pro career, with a chance to earn his way into the starting lineup.
For more on Burton’s combine grades, click here.