Florida Football Biggest Draft Surprise: Amari Burney does get drafted
On the flip side to Trey Dean going undrafted, Amari Burney getting drafted was not a sure thing. Of the six members of Florida football that had their names called, Burney was the only one not to be invited to the NFL Combine.
In fact, four players from the Gators that went undrafted were also at the Combine ahead of Burney.
But Burney had a great Pro Day, where he ran 4.53 in the 40-yard dash and did his positional drills with the defensive backs rather than the linebackers.
While there are downsides to Burney’s game, his athleticism ultimately led him to get drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders in the sixth round. Considering there was only one mock draft floating around that had Burney getting picked, an article from The Athletic that had him in the 7th round to the Bears, it was a surprise to hear his name get called.