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S Morgan Burnett - Green Bay Packers

6-2, 209Born: 1-13-1989College: Georgia TechDrafted: Round 3

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Summary

Morgan Burnett is one of the few elite safeties both in dynasty and redraft formats. Last year his numbers suffered because of a calf injury that held him out for a combined total of five regular season games. Because of the competent coverage of the Packers' secondary group, he is able to drop into the box and make tackles against the run. The inside linebacker situation also remains unstable, creating more tackle opportunities for Burnett. The Packers have recently been experimenting in practice with Burnett playing a dime linebacker role. This would only serve to increase his production if he is used this way in the regular season. (August 11)

FBG Staff Rankings

S Redraft - 7, 2, 9, 18
Overall Redraft - 38, 12, 52
S Dynasty - 3, 2, 6, 7
Overall Dynasty - 37, 12, 56, 60

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2013 GB 13 56 37 0 0 3 0 5 1
2014 GB 15 89 33 1.5 1 1 1 4 0
2015 GB 11 46 21 0 1 1 0 4 0
2016 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 74 * * * * * * *
2016 PROJ-Norton 16 77 * * * * * * *

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2016 Schedule

1@ Jacksonville Jaguars
2@ Minnesota Vikings
3vs Detroit Lions
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5vs New York Giants
6vs Dallas Cowboys
7vs Chicago Bears
8@ Atlanta Falcons
9vs Indianapolis Colts
10@ Tennessee Titans
11@ Washington Redskins
12@ Philadelphia Eagles
13vs Houston Texans
14vs Seattle Seahawks
15@ Chicago Bears
16vs Minnesota Vikings
17@ Detroit Lions