Jermaine Burton’s 40 Time: How Fast Is the 2024 NFL Draft Prospect?

Jermaine Burton is a solid athlete in a stacked wide receiver class. Here's a look at his 40-yard dash time.

A former highly-touted recruit who established himself as one of college football’s best deep threats, former Alabama receiver Jermaine Burton is one of the more underrated prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.

How did Burton perform at the NFL Combine, and how did his 40-yard dash time stack up?

Jermaine Burton’s NFL Combine Performance

Burton stands at 6’0″ and weighs 194 pounds. This puts him in the 35th and 37th percentile at his position in those categories, respectively.

He recorded a blazing 4.43-second 40-yard dash as a high school competitor, and that top-tier athleticism earned him an opportunity to play with his home-state Georgia Bulldogs.

Burton played two seasons for the Bulldogs, amassing 53 catches for 901 yards and eight scores over that span. Burton transferred in 2022 and chose the Alabama Crimson Tide as his next destination.

Burton joined up with eventual No. 1 overall pick Bryce Young in 2022, notching a career-high 40 catches for 677 yards and seven touchdowns.

In 2023, despite catching one less pass than the year before, Burton achieved career-highs in both yards (798) and touchdowns (eight), averaging 20.5 yards per catch.

How Fast Is Burton?

Burton ran an official 4.45-second 40-yard dash at the 2024 Combine.

Burton’s 40-yard dash time put him in the 69th percentile in direct comparison to his peers at the wide receiver position.

The Alabama receiver definitely has solid speed and is extremely agile, energetic, and flexible in tight spaces.

How Old Is Burton?

Burton was born June 28, 2001, and is 22 years old.

He attended Calabasas High School in Calabasas, Calif. Burton was selected to play in the 2020 Under Armour All-America Game and was a four-star recruit.

Burton’s Latest Scouting Report

Burton proved himself as a solid receiver throughout his college football campaign and has piqued the interest of NFL teams.

In Burton’s scouting report, Pro Football Network draft analyst Ian Cummings said there is little preventing him from being a dynamic receiving weapon.

KEEP READING: Ian Cummings’ Full Scouting Report of Jermaine Burton

“Simply put, Burton has every athletic tool in the box,” Cummings wrote. “He’s hyper-explosive, an elite speed threat, extremely agile, energetic, and flexible in tight spaces — and he’s shown to have the spatial awareness, route-running IQ, deliberate motion, and bend to ruthlessly weaponize that athleticism in the separation phase.

“On top of the separation and RAC utility that comes with Burton, he’s also an instinctive catcher with stellar body control, hand-eye coordination, contortion freedom, and sideline awareness. Additionally, his hand technique and consistency were a pleasant surprise on his 2023 tape.”

Cummings said that for NFL teams, one concern could be Burton’s character, mentality, and temperament. Burton’s temper has gotten the better of him in the past — most notably after a 2022 loss to Tennessee when he struck a fan who was storming the field.

Overall, Burton is a promising prospect, and if he can put it together, he has legitimate impact starter upside as a movement-Z with three-level dynamism.

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