Burfict fails Drug Test, May Go Undrafted..
Can't remember the guy on here who was so High about Vontaze Burfict about a month and a half ago but it looks as if everything the rest of us didn't like about him may cause him to not get drafted at all! (There have been no teams reported to have invited him for a pre-draft visit)
With a horrible combine, a bad 2011 season statistically, and numerous character and work ethic concerns I think we may have witnessed the largest draft stock fall in the history of the Draft...
A guy who was talked about as a 1st round pick at the end of the 2010 season, is now looking at not even getting drafted!
I hope he doesn't... Guys like this need to be shown they are not above anything, and that they are human, every decision they make has an effect on reality and consequence.
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Burfict is far less than perfect.
At this point, his only hope is to be a walk-on UFA somewhere and try to beat out somebody for a spot on the practice squad. I don't even know who would give him that opportunity--maybe the Bengals?
The article doesn't say whether he failed for illegal drugs, like marijuana, or performance enhancing drugs. I would guess the former.
I think he would be worth a seventh round pick, the risk would not be that bad for a very late pick!
That's why he failed at the combine. He was too high, if he'd had someone with taco bell in front of him he would have run a 3.99 40. Plus if we draft him all we have is that bad ditch weed around here. He'd be a stud for us!
That "guy" was me. I really liked what I saw on film from him... I STILL do. ESPN has an article on him that came out a day or so ago that's gonna be in this month's magazine. The media and all the hoopla about him has made him out to be some kind of monster. I think some LT failed a drug test too and he dropped from mid-first to late first or early 2nd. This failed test doesn't sway my opinion of him much. I still think he's worth a flier in the late rounds.
If he had taken the pre-draft workouts as seriously as the other top ILBs in this draft class, he'd still be worth a late first or 2nd round pick. The guy has elite talent but his mental state is still worrisome.