Former Buff S Ben Burney Impresses at Colorado Pro Day


Ben Burney may have worked his way into the NFL draft this coming April. In a year that no Buffs were expected to be drafted, Burney may have found some interest from teams wanting a smart safety who can run. At today's pro day for the University of Colorado, Burney ran a 4.38 forty and put up a 39 inch vertical. Burney moved from cornerback to safety last year to help stabilize the position. He finished fourth on the team in tackles with 73. Last year, LB Brad Jones was not on the NFL radar until he ran a 4.54 forty at Colorado's pro day. Jones was drafted in the seventh round by the Green Bay Packers and had a very strong rookie campaign. He played in 14 overall games, garnered 33 tackles and four sacks. If history repeats itself, Burney might get a look in the late rounds as well.