Freddie Burden’s NFL hopes will have to wait for now

Former Georgia Tech center Freddie Burden will have to wait to get a chance to make an NFL roster.

Burden’s agent, Ryan Rubin, told the AJC by text message that about eight teams expressed interest in Burden, but they want to evaluate him in drills after he recovers from the broken ankle that he suffered in Tech’s bowl-game win over Kentucky on New Year’s Eve.

Because of the injury, Burden was unable to participate in any pre-draft all-star games or Tech’s pro day in March. An NFL team would be able to sign Burden at any point in the future as an undrafted free agent.

Burden told the AJC this past week that he has been doing squats and running on an anti-gravity treadmill as he continues in his rehabilitation. He said his recovery is on track and that he hopes to be running in May.

Burden was a three-year starter for Tech at center and earned All-ACC honors this past season.