Deontay Burnett is headed to the NFL. The USC Trojans wide receiver announced his intention to enter his name in the 2018 NFL draft Monday, forgoing his final year of eligibility. The junior recorded 86 receptions for 1,114 yards and nine touchdowns in 2017. He was by far the favorite target of quarterback Sam Darnold, who will also be taking his talents to the NFL after announcing his draft intentions earlier this month. Burnett is listed at 6'0" and 170 pounds, and his biggest question mark at the next level is his size. He's a little on the slight side, and his measurements at the scouting combine could determine whether he has a real shot at being an outside guy. If Burnett measures under six feet in shoes, odds are teams will want to groom him to remain in the slot—a place he thrived in at USC.
Deontay Burnett declares for 2018 NFL Draft
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