Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 8/24/08: #21 CB, #240/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 7
2007: 14 GP; 14 GS; PR: 31-331-10.7-1; 55 Sol-64 TT, 3 TFL, 6 INT, 12 PBU, 1 FR; First team All-Conf USA as a cornerback and punt returner...2006: 11 GP; 11 GS; PR: 11-132-12-0 KR: 1-32-32-0; 38 Sol-50 TT, 2 TFL, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 FF; Named first team punt returner on the Conference USA Coaches' all-league team ... Started eight games at cornerback before injuring his ankle in the Houston game (Oct. 28) … Sat out two games before returning against Tulane (Nov. 18) as a punt returner … Prior to the injury, started at cornerback and punt-returner on opening day... 2005: 13 GP; 13 GS; PR: 28-463-16.5-2 KR: 1-5-5-0; 55 Sol-63 TT, 2.5 TFL, 5 INT, 9 PBU; First-team Freshman All-American according to the Football Writers Association of America, Rivals.com, and CollegeFootballNews.com ... third-team Freshman All-America selection by The Sporting News ... finished with one of the best freshman seasons in UCF history in 2005 ... C-USA All-Conference First Team and All-Freshman Team selection ... earned first-team defense and special teams honors ... the only freshman to earn a spot on the first team ... first player in school history to be named a first-team freshman All-American by any media outlet ... led C-USA and ranked sixth in the nation in punt returns (16.5) ... 26th in the NCAA and second in C-USA in interceptions per game.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Steelers' picks: Round 5/168 -- Joe Burnett, CB/KR, 5-9, 194, Central Florida...He too will get a chance to return kickoffs and/or punts for the Steelers. He's been a playmaker in college and he'll get a chance to stick. William Gay, penciled in as the new starting left cornerback, also was a 5-9, fifth-round draft choice by the Steelers. - by The Sports Xchange