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Packers, Morgan Burnett agree on rookie deal

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms with third-round pick Morgan Burnett on a four-year contract.  Burnett is a safety out of Georgia Tech.

An early entrant into the draft, Burnett intercepted a whopping 11 passes during his final two seasons for the Yellow Jackets.  He can also tackle, tying for first on the team in that category last year.  Burnett was timed in the mid-4.4s at his mid-March Pro Day, also posting an impressive 39.5″ vertical and 11-foot long jump.
Though Burnett had something of a reputation for biting on play-action fakes at Georgia Tech, we were surprised to see him last all the way to round three.  In April, we ranked Burnett as the third-best safety in the draft, behind only Eric Berry and Earl Thomas.  He was the sixth safety drafted, behind Berry, Thomas, Nate Allen, T.J. Ward, and Taylor Mays.
There’s no question that Bennett made more plays in college than each of the latter three.
The Packers may have gotten themselves a steal, and a first-year starter.  With disgruntled strong safety Atari Bigby staying away from offseason workouts, Burnett took all of the first-team reps.  The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has suggested that Burnett is the Packers’ most likely rookie to make a major year-one impact.
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14 Responses to “Packers, Morgan Burnett agree on rookie deal”
  1. Adam-Chris Schefterson says: Jul 16, 2010 3:58 PM

    What are you thinking, Silva? He’s a Ted Thompson pick. That ruins him. And the Packers? They stink! ROBBLE ROBBLE ROBBLE. Harumph, harumph, harumph!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN99jshaQbY

  2. TheBaySay says: Jul 16, 2010 4:01 PM

    The good part: He should become a fine player.
    The bad part: He’ll be unhappy with his contract in two years.

  3. BrentFavre says: Jul 16, 2010 4:06 PM

    Burnett is going to be a stud. SOD baby as Ontario would say.

  4. MACK DADDY says: Jul 16, 2010 4:26 PM

    STUD

  5. j-wil says: Jul 16, 2010 4:30 PM

    favre is a tool

  6. Douchebaggery says: Jul 16, 2010 4:39 PM

    Silva, seriously, this has to end. You getting blackmailed or something? Let us know, dude, we’re here to help…. If Sweaty Teddy Thompson is blackmailing you or something, my sister’s a cop, I can help. Seriously bro, just give the word, you don’t have to be a PR mouthpiece for the Packers.

  7. Adam-Chris Schefterson says: Jul 16, 2010 4:49 PM

    Douchebaggery says:
    July 16, 2010 4:39 PM
    my sister’s a cop, I can help.
    ——————-
    You, sir, are aptly named.

  8. merrillhodgestoupee says: Jul 16, 2010 4:51 PM

    Darren Sharper aint walking through the door boys…
    Packers Suck
    Vikings Suck
    Bears Suck
    Lions Suck
    Contract the whole NFC North and distribute the three good players left
    Jared Allen
    Greg Jennings
    Adrian Peterson…
    thats all folks

  9. Ambrose says: Jul 16, 2010 4:54 PM

    Just more good stuff. Keep it coming.

  10. Old_Style says: Jul 16, 2010 5:27 PM

    Bigby is either still injured, or a total idiot

  11. PurpleNGold says: Jul 16, 2010 5:30 PM

    Burnett is a steal, but this year he’ll be biting on a few more play-fakes.

  12. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Jul 16, 2010 6:30 PM

    Packers are going to the Super Bowl, beeyotches!

  13. Emoney says: Jul 18, 2010 10:46 AM

    Marrillhodgestoupee,
    That was the most idiotic statement to come out of your mouth.
    Viking:
    Peterson
    Favre
    Allen
    Rice
    Harvin
    Edwards
    Kevin and Pat Williams
    Henderson
    Packers:
    Rodgers
    Driver
    Jennings
    Woodson
    Matthews
    Collins
    Pickett
    Bears:
    Briggs
    Urlacher
    Peppers
    Lions:
    Ummmmm….
    Oh yeah…Calvin Johnson

  14. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jul 18, 2010 5:56 PM

    merrillhodgestoupee says:
    Darren Sharper aint walking through the door boys…
    Packers Suck
    Vikings Suck
    Bears Suck
    Lions Suck
    ____________________________________
    Of course he isn’t. Two of the teams you mentioned already flung him OUT the same door. Three of the teams have much better safeties than Sharper was in his prime, and his prime was quite a while ago.
    Why would we want him back exactly?

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