You Can Now Be Sure Eagles Won't Draft Vontaze Burfict

The story has been pretty consistent on Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict–a big hitter, inconsistent, doesn’t get off blocks particularly well, but can make big plays when motivated. He hasn’t shown leadership skills and has drawn the ire of teammates and coaches, too.

And while Burfict’s negative attributes would raise red flags from several teams, the Eagles usually take things like this into consideration more than other teams.

So what was already unlikely has now all but been cemented–the Eagles aren’t drafting Vontaze Burfict.

Check out what my boy Vontaze had to say to reporters this weekend at the NFL Combine:

“The coaches kind of messed me up, like, I didn’t know if I was going to start a game, I didn’t know if I was going to be benched,” he said. “So, it hurt me at times, but I tried to fight through it.”

There you go, bro. Blame it on the coaches. There’s the mark of a truly mature player. I’m sure teams can’t wait to burn a first round pick on Burfict, especially the Eagles.

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