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Former Alabama WR Jermaine Burton geared up to show he’s the next star at NFL Combine

Alabama wide receiver Jermaine Burton celebrates a touchdown against Auburn
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He was not a 1,000-yard wide receiver at Alabama, but he did help the Crimson Tide dethrone a two-time defending College Football Playoff National Champion in a Southeastern Conference title matchup.

Jermaine Burton transferred from Georgia to Alabama in 2022. He assisted the Bulldogs to a CFP National Championship in 2021, but he relished his lone season with Bryce Young. Burton had to learn the Alabama culture in his first season; however, he recorded 677 yards receiving and seven touchdowns on 40 catches. The Tide suffered a pair of losses in 2022, but Burton totaled 87 yards and a touchdown in a 45-20 victory over Kansas State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Burton, a California native, had 39 receptions for 798 yards and eight scores in 2023. He got the Crimson Tide back into the CFP after missing out the previous year.

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Burton does not have game-breaking speed, but he is one of the best route runners in the draft class.

Alabama fans will look forward to watching him Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium for on-field workouts. 

He has an opportunity to let everyone see why he is one of the best wide outs entering the National Football League. 

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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