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Nate Burleson

Minnesota Vikings

WR

71

Nevada

 
Strength: Nate Burleson is extremely well coordinated and can use that to make great catches and great moves in the field. Nate Burleson is a student of the game and does the little things and the big things equally well. Nate Burleson reaches top speed instantly when he turns up field, similar to what scouts look for in a running back going through a hole. Nate Burleson was extremely productive in college.
Weakness: Nate Burleson has mediocre size, lacks strength, lacks speed...according to the tests anyways. Nate Burleson didn't face future NFL cornerbacks on a regular basis.
Development: Nate Burleson still has a lot of little veteran tricks to learn, but he's pretty polished. Forget combine numbers, Nate Burleson is ready to play right now. Nate Burleson is going to a team where he's expected to be the 3rd or 4th receiver, but don't be surprised if he ends up 2nd before year is over. Nate Burleson can do things on a field most receivers cannot do athletically. Nate Burleson should be a productive go-to type receiver in the pros.
Fantasy Football Rating: Nate Burleson is special, but maybe not this-year special.
Prospect Type: Ready-to-go. Low Combine. Special Skill - coordination.

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