Jermaine Burton
Alabama WR Jermaine Burton is drafted by the Bengals in the 3rd Round of the NFL Draft
1 month ago

Former Georgia and Alabama Receiver Jermaine Burton takes his deep speed to Cincinnati to aid Joe Burrow back to the Super Bowl.

Jermaine Burton was a part time player for the Georgia Bulldogs for his freshman and sophomore seasons, the latter being a National Championship team. Burton ended his Bulldog career with 53 catches, 901 receiving yards, and 8 touchdowns by transferring to Alabama for more playing time. In 2022, he led led the Tide with 677 receiving yards (40 receptions, 16.9 per, 7 TDs) in 13 games with 12 starts. Burton stayed for a senior year to lead the team with 798 receiving yards, 8 receiving TDs on 39 receptions (20.5 per). Burton has amazing speed to go with his average frame of 6’0″ and a 196 pounds, scoring a 91st percentile in the Burst Score at 132.0.



Quarterback Joe Burrow is smoking his cigar again with this pick. Burton will be an excellent WR3 on the team, with potential for more playing time next year when fellow WR Tee Higgins’ franchise tag contract expires. Burton can threaten deep on opposing defense to carry some coverage off of Higgins and star WR Ja’Marr Chase.



Burton will be a great buy in the late rounds of best ball drafts and a great rookie stash in dynasty. It’s hard to see him being consistent enough to draft in redrafts unless an injury happens to the aforementioned receivers.