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Dolphins Roster Breakdown: Chris Burnette

Over the course of the offseason, we will take an in-depth look at every member of the Miami Dolphins' roster. All 90 players will be spotlighted, with the goal being to complete the look before the team's first preseason game (14 days from today). Today, we look at defensive tackle Chris Burnette.


We are currently making our way through the Miami Dolphins' 90-man offseason roster, breaking down last season for each player, as well as what could happen this year. Today, we continue today with a look at defensive tackle Chris Burnette.

Previous Roster Breakdowns: Jonathan Freeny Jordan Kovacs Dion Jordan

2012 Review:

Burnette joined the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent after being a four year starter at Old Dominion. He drew interest from the Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, and Baltimore Ravens after the draft, choosing to head down to Miami.

He recorded seven tackles for loss, along with his four sacks, as a senior, earning first team All-Colonial Athletic Conference honors, and was a third team All-American. Burnette was a member of the first recruiting class and inaugural football team, joining ODU in 2008, then playing in 2009.

Draft Measureables:
Ht: 6'3"
Wt: 298 pounds
40-yard dash: 5.11 seconds
225-pound bench: 21
Vertical: 27.5"
Broad jump: 9' 2"

Why he could improve in 2013:

Burnette is a raw talent who could use time to develop. He will be behind two Pro Bowlers at defensive tackle and should be able to learn from them throughout training camp and the preseason.

Why he could regress in 2013:

He has a long way to go to be able to make the team, but that should not necessarily be seen as a regression.

Odds he will make the 53-man roster:

Extremely slim, but he could impress enough to land a practice squad position - if not in Miami, somewhere in the NFL.

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