Early on, Burns was in Defensive Rookie of the Year conversations. Everything was going perfectly for the first-round pick, who racked up 3.5 sacks in the Panthers' first five games and even scored a touchdown. Then, things slowed down. Over the bye week Burns had a minor procedure on a lingering wrist injury he sustained in Week 4, and his season was never the same.
The Carolina Panthers' loss to the Indianapolis Colts caused a big shift. Not in the locker room or in terms of the trajectory of the 2019 season, but with the help of the loss in Indianapolis, the Panthers moved up two places in the draft order from No. 10 to No. 8.