NFL Draft 2012, Vontaze Burfict Did Not Help Draft Stock At Combine

Former Arizona St. Sun Devils linebacker Vontaze Burfict has developed a bit of a reputation and he didn't do very much to dispel it at the NFL Combine.

When asked about his situation at ASU, Burfict blamed the former ASU coaching staff, telling reporters they "kind of messed me up."

And then there were his skill measurements:

Rob Rang, a draft analyst for CBSSports.com points out that Burfict was slower in the 40 than 36 of 48 defensive linemen at the combine. He was even smoked by the heaviest guy there, 346-pound nose guard Dontari Poe of Memphis.

Oh, and Burfict also had the worst broad jump among linebackers and tied for next-to-last at his position in the vertical jump.

Don't expect to see Burfict too high in any mock drafts moving forward. At least not until he sorts out his attitude and proves he has the physical ability to make it at the next level.

For more on the Combine, head over to SB Nation's dedicated NFL hub. Or, check out their Draft blog, Mocking the Draft.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.