Former Georgia Tech football center Freddie Burden will attend rookie minicamp with the Cleveland Browns
Former Georgia Tech center Freddie Burden went undrafted in last year’s NFL Draft mostly due to breaking his leg in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl against Kentucky. Now, a year later the Statesboro native has finally found a place in the NFL. The former Yellow Jacket will be attending the Cleveland Brown’s three-day rookie minicamp next month according to the Georgia Tech football twitter account.
Burden at Georgia Tech was a huge part of the Yellow Jackets offensive line over his five years on campus (2012-2016). After redshirting his true freshman season in 2012, Burden become the Jackets starting center in 2013 a spot that he would only relenquish once the rest of his career. Burden showed incredible durability in his career starting 35 straight games for the Jackets, missing just one game his senior due to injury before breaking his leg in the Jackets TaxSlayer Bowl victory against Kentucky.
As part of the Yellow Jackets offensive line, the Jackets had great success in both the passing game and rushing game. The Yellow Jackets behind Burton rushed for 250+ yards per game in each of his three seasons as starter including 342.1 yards per game in 2014, the same season the Yellow Jackets went 11-3 and won the Orange Bowl over Mississippi State.
If Burden performs well at the Browns rookie minicamp, he could earn himself a spot at the Browns training camp come this summer and look to battle for a spot on the Browns 53-man roster.