By now you know: Seminole Brian Burns has new colors, as a Carolina Panther. But he’s not the only ’Nole to have gotten some love on the mock-draft circuit.
Defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas has been mentioned as a fifth-round choice and is seen as a round-seven or priority-free-agent selection by NFL.com; he’s been likened to Angelo Blackson. Receiver Nyqwan Murray does not presently have a draft projection, but the league’s website is offering him a rather lofty comparison to Jamison Crowder. And NFL.com thinks running back Jacques Patrick should be in an NFL training camp.
Draft Day Update:
It’s finally here, as the 2019 NFL Draft will commence tonight in Nashville. Here are the most recent mock draft results for FSU players:
Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com has Brian Burns going to a destination I’d not yet seen: Cincinnati, with the 11th pick. Other analysts from that outlet also have their final mock drafts up, and Burns is a first-round choice in all of them. Charles Davis has Burns coming off the board 15th, with a selection by Washington, he’s going 16th to Carolina per Peter Schrager, to Tennessee with the 19th choice according to Charley Casserly and Lance Zierlein, and headed west to Oakland at the 27th pick in Bucky Brooks’ opinion.
Albert Breer of SI.com also has Burns being taken by the Panthers at No. 16, while our own Dan Kadar of SB Nation foresees a homecoming of sorts for Burns, predicting him to be taken by the Miami Dolphins with the 13th selection.
April 23rd Update:
Two new mock draft updates today, and another projection of Burns heading to Detroit at pick No. 8., as CBSSports.com’s Ryan Wilson has moved Burns up in his new draft forecast. Wilson compares Burns to Aldon Smith. Charles Davis, of NFL.com, has Burns falling to the middle of the first round, going to Washington with the 15th choice.
April 22nd Evening Update:
The Motor City continues to be a popular destination for Burns. Cris Collinsworth released a mock draft for Pro Football Focus, and he has the Lions grabbing the edge defender with the eighth pick.
April 22nd Update:
So CBSSports.com has another seven-round mock draft up, and this one includes a pair of Seminoles being selected. R.J. White has edge defender Brian Burns going 15th, overall, to the New York Jets, courtesy of a trade with Washington. He also has Demarcus Christmas — listed as a defensive end — going to the Tennessee Titans in round five, after a trade with Baltimore.
April 18th Update:
CBSSports.com recently rolled out an entire seven-round mock draft— and you don’t have to scroll down too far to find Florida State represented. Ryan Wilson now predicts that the Green Bay Packers will take Brian Burns with the 12th overall pick. But you don’t have to scroll much farther, either; Wilson has no other Seminoles being drafted.
April 17th Afternoon Update:
April 17th Update:
The most recent mock draft of note was conducted by NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah on April 16th. Jeremiah has Burns being taken in the first round by the Washington Redskins, with the 15th overall pick. Just a day prior, our Dan Kadar, of SB Nation, saw Burns going even higher, to the Detroit Lions with the eighth overall selection.
Again, in an effort to save you clicks while keeping this centered on Florida State players, we’ll update this as reputable information emerges. We’re not going to post every mock draft result offered by anyone with internet access, instead trying to focus on the more realistic projections. And that’s where Burns is so interesting: he’s seen as anywhere from a top-10 choice to falling outside the first round. So stay tuned.