I watch these highlight films of Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict and I see a nasty player. A guy with attitude. A guy who isn’t afraid to mix it up. A guy that could bring some testicles to a defense in dire need of a set. But it’s been well-documented that Burfict isn’t a model citizen and can be out of control on the football field. He just doesn’t sound like the kind of guy the Eagles would draft–even when he’s at his best.
And now there’s this. Check out the most recent reports on Burfict from Draftinsider.net:
The buzz around Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict unfortunately continues to be negative. I was told at the Senior Bowl when he showed up for combine training in January, Burfict looked soft and out of shape. Latest word has him completing less than 15 reps on the bench recently and Burfict has been slowed by a leg (hamstring) issue. All that we’ve talked with say the biggest issue surrounding the often times dominant linebacker is work ethic.
Doesn’t seem like the kind of guy the Eagles are going to take in the first round after going 22 years without selecting a linebacker, huh?
It’s a shame. Because I want to like Burfict. But 15 friggin’ reps? Come on, dude.
All aboard the Kuechly bandwagon!