Scott Porter: What played a role in your decision to declare as a Junior?
Brandon Burton: There were a few things that played in my decision making process. The first of which was a good feedback from the sources I had. I had very good reports of my draft stock and applied for a grade, and determined I was please with that. I felt I was mature enough and ready to go to the next level. I think you have to have a different mind set to come out as a Junior and I feel I have that. I’m ready and mature enough and I am happy with my decision.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest strengths?
Brandon Burton: I would say my speed and my man to man coverage skills. I am a smart football player and understand the game well. I have a very high football IQ and knowledge of the game.
Scott Porter: What are your expectations of yourself at the NFL level?
Brandon Burton: My expectations are to come in and work hard. I will contribute to my team right away in anyway that they call upon me. I will exceed what is expected of me. I will do more then that is asked of me. I expect to do more then minimum amount to get to where I want to be.
Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Brandon Burton: I love to play golf. I cook a lot and I like to watch moves. Those are the main things I do off the field.
Scott Porter: What goals do you have for the NFL?
Brandon Burton: I don’t have any long terms goals right now. I just want to come in and help a team in anyway I can. Be the best player I can possibly be and build off those things.
Scott Porter: What is the hardest part about playing cornerback?
Brandon Burton: I would say the hardest part about playing cornerback is that the position along with quarterback is the most criticized position on the field. You have to be able to take that well otherwise you will hurt your confidence. Being on an Island and man to man coverage, a lot of times you have nobody backing you up. If you make that big mistake it can cost your team dearly.
Scott Porter: Which NFL cornerback reminds you of yourself?
Brandon Burton: Hmmm, very good question. I guess I would go with Antonio Cromartie. He is tall and lanky like me, but one heck of an athlete. Great ball skills. Has good size and he is fast like me. All his measureables are similar to mine.
Scott Porter: What will you miss most about playing college football at Utah?
Brandon Burton: My teammates and the fans, along with my coaching staff. Everyone has been great to me here. The big games, the fans having our backs, I will miss all of that. Just hanging with my teammates and coaching staff and all the player barbeques we had.
Scott Porter: What type of a person is an NFL team getting in Brandon Burton?
Brandon Burton: They are getting a very hard worker, a high character guy. I am an accountable person and very reliable. I give all effort, every play, every day, every game.
Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence throughout your college career?
Brandon Burton: Easily my family and my coaches, they have always been there for me and pushed me to be the best I could be.