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San Francisco 49ers Draft Michigan State WR Aaron Burbridge

Posted Apr 30, 2016

With the 213th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have selected Michigan State wide receiver Aaron Burbridge.



With the 213th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have selected Michigan State wide receiver Aaron Burbridge.

The 6-foot-1 wideout caught 85 passes in 2015 for 1,258 yards and seven touchdowns. Burbridge's 85 catches and 1,258 receving yards led the Big Ten, and the numbers earned him First-Team All-Big Ten honors. For his career, Burbridge finished with 2,174 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns.

At his pro day, Burbridge ran a 4.49 40-yard dash. He also posted a 30.5-inch vertical jump at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Here's his NFL.com scouting report.

"Has the body control and in­-air athleticism to contort and come down with spectacular catches. Able to drop down and secure low throws and extend beyond his frame for diving catches left or right. At his best breaking off routes with suddenness and opening quickly for timing throws. Better at coming out of breaks to his left over his right. Detailed route-­runner on double moves creating openings for big plays up top. Once on top of cornerbacks, looks to stack them to create throwing window for touch throws. Excellent at tracking the deep ball. Has 19 catches of 25-plus yards. Willing to match physical with physical at the top of his routes against huggers. Shows some aggressiveness as run blocker and gives effort when working up to safeties."


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