Originally Posted by Chocolate Lab
Wow. I bet you're the first person to ever call Burkhead soft.
Truth is, he's tough as nails and he plays extremely hard. The question with him is does he have enough pure talent to make it in the NFL.
He does seem like a guy the Patriots make work, though, by having him do only what he can do and not asking him to do what he can't. Still not sure if he's big and fast enough to do much in the pros.
oh but he can do it in the Big 12
Burkhead is a compactly-built 5-11 210 pounds with excellent balance, running close to the ground and with a head of steam. Burkhead is hard-nosed and tough as nails, finishing every run and popping right back after a big hit while showing the downhill patience and vision to follow his blocks.
He isn't an explosive athlete with more build-up speed than natural burst, but has quick feet to sidestep defenders and make the first guy miss. Although he lacks ?wow? ability to routinely create when the hole isn't there, Burkhead is a an energetic, workhorse runner who takes pride in his craft and runs hard with conviction and determination.
He isn't a first round caliber prospect, but could easily sneak into the top-100 picks in the mold of a smaller version of Peyton Hillis.
There is no indigestion worse that that which comes from having to eat your own words