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Count Zarth
01-03-2012, 05:35 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/01/03/vontaze.burfict.ap/index.html?eref=twitter_feed

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict says he'll skip his senior season and make himself eligible for the NFL draft.

Burfict made the announcement Tuesday in a one-paragraph statement. He thanked his coaches and professors and added that he plans to return to school in the future to get his degree.

The 6-foot-3 Burfict was the Sun Devils' second-leading tackler this season with 69, including seven for losses. He also had an interception and fumble recovery.

But Burfict was supposed to be one of the Pac-12's most dominant defensive players this year and coach Dennis Erickson described the linebacker's season as "average."

As a sophomore, Burfict led the team in tackles with 90 and was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection. In 2009, he was the Pac-10's Defensive Freshman of the Year.

Buck
01-03-2012, 05:39 PM
Is this the guy that was benched for bad behavior?

Frosty
01-03-2012, 05:47 PM
Is this the guy that was benched for bad behavior?

Yeah, the guy is Brian Cox. He's good for at least one personal foul a game.

Urc Burry
01-03-2012, 06:05 PM
Very intriguing prospect. Has the potential to be one of the best backers in the league, but first he needs to fix the attitude. You could compare him to J. Baldwin I guess in that regard. Trading down to the late first, or if he slips to the second round and i'm all over it

Frosty
01-03-2012, 06:13 PM
Very intriguing prospect. Has the potential to be one of the best backers in the league, but first he needs to fix the attitude. You could compare him to J. Baldwin I guess in that regard. Trading down to the late first, or if he slips to the second round and i'm all over it

He is intriguing but the lack of control is a big red flag. His lack of control was a point of emphasis going into the season and he knew the scouts would be watching him closely and he still couldn't control himself. I have heard that his stock has dropped considerably. Maybe he will end up being a Justin Houston-like steal in the 3rd.

the Talking Can
01-03-2012, 06:44 PM
only saw one game (missouri?) but he didn't blow me away...rarely in right place, kind of like a baseball player always swinging for a homerun when you just need a base hit

O.city
01-03-2012, 06:54 PM
Would rather have Hightower.

Buck
01-03-2012, 06:56 PM
I'm entirely certain that the Chargers are selecting an OLB or an OG with the 18th pick. I'm wondering if they'll take a chance on this guy or not? Seems like you could trade down to get him.

I'm really high on Whitney Mercilus. I think that's who I want.

pkane
01-03-2012, 07:04 PM
I watched a few ASU games and he seemed to disappear a lot. He was a non factor that was more know for penalties than big plays.

SNR
01-03-2012, 07:24 PM
Very intriguing prospect. Has the potential to be one of the best backers in the league, but first he needs to fix the attitude. You could compare him to J. Baldwin I guess in that regard. Trading down to the late first, or if he slips to the second round and i'm all over itUhh... what did Jon Baldwin do that was so bad besides say after the season, "My QB sucked"

lewdog
01-03-2012, 07:24 PM
I watched a few ASU games and he seemed to disappear a lot. He was a non factor that was more know for penalties than big plays.

I watched most all ASU games and this is it. He has tons of talent but I don't know how smart he is or how coachable he is going to be either.

Urc Burry
01-03-2012, 07:42 PM
Uhh... what did Jon Baldwin do that was so bad besides say after the season, "My QB sucked"

Might not of been tbe best example but Baldwin took plays off, didnt try on run blocking occasionally, and was fairly well known as having a diva attitude. Hence a lot of people weren't to surprised about the clash in the locker room

ChiefsCountry
01-03-2012, 07:47 PM
He will get picked by Baltimore more than likely and be a star.

DaKCMan AP
01-04-2012, 05:31 AM
I watched a couple of his games this year and came away unimpressed. He has a lot of potential, athleticism, and fearless explosion but is very undisciplined. He over-pursues, gets distracted, and lets his emotions get the better of him.

Dexter Manley
01-04-2012, 05:42 AM
AZ St. looking like a strong candidate to appear on the 2012 TFG Wonderlic Odds...

Chiefnj2
01-04-2012, 05:50 AM
He should have gone back to school and worked on his coachability. He's not a first round talent.

Direckshun
01-04-2012, 08:34 AM
over

rated

You're going to need world class coaching to get him on board.

O.city
01-04-2012, 12:36 PM
If he is around in the 3rd, I'd jump all over that.

ChiefsCountry
01-04-2012, 12:39 PM
Look for Baltimore, Pittsburgh or New England to take him and he will flourish.

O.city
01-04-2012, 12:48 PM
If we only had a qb.

Demonpenz
01-04-2012, 01:39 PM
Lavar Arrington lite

Bump
01-04-2012, 01:45 PM
could he play ILB in a 3-4? I dunno, I'd rather draft a right or left tackle in the first this time since we aren't gonna draft a QB.

DaKCMan AP
01-04-2012, 01:48 PM
Lavar Arrington lite

I'd rather have Jill Arrington.

http://mbalbert0513.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/jill-arrington-8.jpg
http://mbalbert0513.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/jill-arrington-2.jpg?w=700&h=

vailpass
01-04-2012, 02:19 PM
Complete headcase. Dennis Erickson didn't do him any favors by letting him do whatever he wanted.

htismaqe
01-04-2012, 04:54 PM
Complete headcase. Dennis Erickson didn't do him any favors by letting him do whatever he wanted.

Yeah. Kinda dirty too.

Frosty
01-04-2012, 05:17 PM
Yeah. Kinda dirty too.

Burfict is kinda dirty like R8ers is kinda annoying.

htismaqe
01-04-2012, 05:46 PM
Burfict is kinda dirty like R8ers is kinda annoying.

ROFL

O.city
01-04-2012, 06:01 PM
If he would play disciplined, I wouldn't mind having his nastiness in the middle of this d.

lewdog
01-04-2012, 06:38 PM
If he would play disciplined, I wouldn't mind having his nastiness in the middle of this d.

Yea I love his play when he is on his game and a middle backer that is straight up crazy is never a bad thing. He is a headcase but I also don't think he responded well to being coached by Dennis Dbag Erickson. He needs a players coach in order to be successful and someone that won't rip him an new ass for the mistakes he will make. He also needs a coach that gives more direction than a guy like Erickson did. If he is coachable though, he will be good.

KCrockaholic
01-05-2012, 04:08 PM
I watched a couple of his games this year and came away unimpressed. He has a lot of potential, athleticism, and fearless explosion but is very undisciplined. He over-pursues, gets distracted, and lets his emotions get the better of him.

Exactly. I was about to post this. Was running down the comments, and you did it for me. Awesome.

NJChiefsFan
01-05-2012, 11:18 PM
Look for Baltimore, Pittsburgh or New England to take him and he will flourish.

I can easily see the first two, but NE hasn't done so hot with D picks recently. Their #1 corner set the record for passing yards allowed against this season. For a defensive guru, BB has had a defense getting worse and worse for a few years now.

O.city
01-06-2012, 12:38 PM
Maybe he falls like Houston and we nab him in the third round.

KCrockaholic
01-06-2012, 02:05 PM
Maybe he falls like Houston and we nab him in the third round.

Have Houston get him the weed hook up?

O.city
01-06-2012, 02:25 PM
Yeah they can smoke together.

beach tribe
01-06-2012, 05:02 PM
I can easily see the first two, but NE hasn't done so hot with D picks recently. Their #1 corner set the record for passing yards allowed against this season. For a defensive guru, BB has had a defense getting worse and worse for a few years now.

And Pioli's Keep getting better, and better.

Kotofey
01-06-2012, 05:03 PM
verrryy great
;-)

O.city
01-06-2012, 05:12 PM
The dude is a physical monster.

If he could be disciplined and play smart, him and DJ in the middle together would be fanfuckingtastic.

He would be a prototypical thumper in this system.