It was certainly a good way to finish out the practice week for North Carolina CB Kendric Burney. The 5’9″ 181-pound corner had a pair of interceptions Thursday and almost had a third in the North Team’s morning practice.
Burney first picked off Jake Locker during red zone work on the left side stepping in front of the intended receiver. A bit later in the practice Burney intercepted a Ricky Stanzi pass in 7-on-7. He also had a pass breakup against Stanzi on a later 7-on-7 series.
“I was joking with everybody that I’m going to be able to take my mom to Ruth’s Chris (steakhouse) now,” said Burney after practice. ”I’ve been blessed just to have the opportunity to come out here. I was blessed to play at North Carolina with some great coaches that taught me a lot and that actually showed out here today that I can play.”
With the contingent of defensive backs not all that strong at the Senior Bowl this year, a week like the one Burney has had can provide a nice boost to his draft stock. Originally pegged as a fourth or fifth-round pick, Burney could move himself up half a round if he finishes out the week strong on Saturday.
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