Arizona State's Vontaze Burfict participated in the Sun Devils' pro day on Friday. With over 40 NFL scouts and coaches in attendance, the middle linebacker prospect tried his best to impress after a lackluster showing at the NFL Combine.
Burfict said this to reporters on Friday about his perceived weaknesses:
"I'm not a track star," said Burfict, coming off a disappointing junior season. "I'm better in pursuit of a running back than just running by myself. I'm not the fastest, but if I get a running back in front of me, I will get him." (Via: Arizona Republic)
According to NFL scouts, Burfict failed to rebound on his Pro Day at Sun Devil stadium:
According to SI.com draft analyst Tony Pauline, Burfict was "not good in position drills" at the Sun Devils' Friday workout, and Pauline acknowledged that he's "watering that down." One scout told Pauline he "actually felt bad for [Burfict]." (Via: Pro Football Talk)
Burfict is currently ranked as the No. 45 overall prospect in SB Nation's Mocking the Draft's prospect rankings.
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