Trey Burton came out to the NFL Scouting Combine firing on all cylinders (Daytona 500 Pun intedend). A top performer in 3 events in an impressive Tight End class, it seems like he has his mind set on proving the skeptics wrong. Posting a 4.62 sec 40 yard dash, 4.32 sec 20 yard shuttle, and 7.14 sec 3 cone drill, there is no doubt that he has the ability play fast on the next level. There are only 3 players who posted faster dash times in his group.Top 5 in both the 20 yard shuttle and 3 cone drill, he has been consistent. In the last two ,non-position drills, of the day, the broad jump and vertical jump, Burton reached 9'4 and 30 feet respectively. Trey will need to show coaches he can catch the ball in his position drills, along with displaying that he can also be a capable blocker if he truly wishes to climb draft boards at a dramatic pace.
Former Gator A.C. Leonard is also in the riser discussion. He is having a stellar weekend so far, recording the fastest 40 yard dash and longest broad jump for a Tight End. The knock on Leonard never was his ability to perform on the field, it has always been off the field issues that has hindered his success. After he holds interviews with some of the coaches, we will find out how much he has improved in that area since his time with the Gators.
The SEC has been well represented so far today. Donte Moncrief of Ole Miss, Jordan Matthews of Vanderbilt, Tre Mason of Auburn, Henry Josey of Mizzou,and Johnny Manziel have been standouts so far. It's still early in the combine process, hopefully the rest of the Gators will continue the momentum Burton has started.