Burnett led all defensive backs last season with 123 tackles, which tied him for 17th best in the entire NFL. He recorded six tackles or more in 14 of his 16 games and had four games with double-digit tackles. Burnett has combined to record 230 tackles in the last two years alone and hasn’t missed a start since being transitioned into the starting safety.
Burnett doesn’t just rack up tackles though. Last year he also recorded two sacks, picked off two passes, caused two fumbles, and recovered one fumble. He even added five passes defensed to his unbelievable stat line. He was the leader of the secondary and quickly become the best IDP option in Green Bay.
The team is transitioning either M.D Jennings or Jerron McMillian to start opposite of Burnett. The lack of experience of Burnett’s counterpart, however, will only allow him to make more plays on the ball and rack up more tackles this season.
Burnett should be one of the first couple defensive backs drafted this IDP season. He is guaranteed to record over 100 tackles and will always be on the field. If you want a stud safety you can count on week after week, look no further than Green Bay’s new #42.