So, you remember a few weeks ago when I wrote that the Broncos should draft Vontaze Burfict?
Forgive me for taking crazy pills; thank the football gods for creating the NFL combine.
Not only should the Broncos not draft this guy, neither should any other team.
He started the week by blaming his coaches at Arizona State for his past troubles. Then he spouted off that he was the best linebacker in the draft. When it came time to show what he could do physically, he was (thus far) the biggest disappointment of the combine.
But don't take my word for it. From WalterFootball.com:
...He could go undrafted. That's how bad his Combine was.
It all started when Burfict blamed others for his struggles this past season during Sunday's press conference...Burfict would later reportedly bomb during the team interviews.
It got even worse when he hit the field. Burfict ran 4.93 and 5.10 in his two 40 attempts with an awful 10-yard split of 1.70. He simply looked like he was out of shape. His broad jump (8-8) and vertical leap (30 inches) also indicated that he has no burst.
I'm not done. Burfict had some of the shortest arms of any linebacker in Indianapolis (31 1/4). You'd think this would help his bench press, but he elected not to participate in the weight room.
Again, Burfict could go undrafted. It's amazing how far he's fallen in six months.
I couldn't have said it any better myself. Further, I can't believe I fell for my own bias yet again. We all have them. Mine happens to be for middle linebackers with nasty attitudes. I plan on going to therapy for the problem next week.
Generally, the tape doesn't lie; however, Burfict's tape was a mixed bag. So a showing like this--along with his terrible interviews--has a lot of sway. While I wouldn't say that Burfict is going to go undrafted, he's going to drop faster than Knowshon Moreno between the tackles--that is to say, real fast.
Save us, Luke Kuechly (with your Christopher Reeves looks). Fall to us at twenty-five so I can save some face.