With the Bills possibly losing running back/return specialist Percy Harvin this offseason, could Buffalo look to bring in another electrifying return man in Kansas State Wildcats cornerback Morgan Burns? The Bills do have a compensatory sixth round pick at No. 218 to think about using on special teams, right?
Burns will leave Manhattan, Kansas as another one of Bill Snyder’s overachievers in the Big 12. Kansas State has had its fair share of dynamic return men over the years from Darren Sproles to Terrance Newman to most recently Tyler Lockett.
Burns’ speed will get him drafted as a special teamer at the very least, but it’s another question if he has life in the NFL as a cornerback. The versatility of being able to play both cornerback and kick returner aids in his NFL Draft stock.
The biggest criticism of Burns is that his speed is very one directional, meaning that he’s fast, but not fluid enough in the hips to appropriately cover some of the NFL’s most blazing wide receivers. Given that Snyder’s players usually pan out in the NFL and that it’s hard to generate offense in Buffalo most years due to harsh weather, maybe a new kick returner in Burns could be a wise selection for the Bills at No. 218 if he is available.
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