Panthers take FSU DE Burns at No. 16

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MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 06: Brian Burns #99 of the Florida State Seminoles causes a fumble by N’Kosi Perry #5 of the Miami Hurricanes in the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Charlotte Panthers added to their defensive front with the 16th overall pick in the NFL Draft when they selected Florida State’s Brian Burns.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound defensive end finished his junior season with 52 tackles (31 solo) for the Seminoles. He had 15.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, and forced three fumbles. 

Burns finished his three-year career with 123 total tackles. 

The Panthers went into Thursday’s draft likely looking to replenish their defensive line and linebacker corps.

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