It has been a rough year for former Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict. But even with the latest problem for Burfict, who reportedly failed the drug test at the Scouting Combine, he’s not expected to go undrafted.
The thinking is, per a league source, that his talent and potential will prompt someone to throw a seventh-round pick in Burfict’s direction in order to secure dibs on trying to see if he can be turned around.
Burfict has developed a reputation for being a hothead on and off the field, and he had rough times both at the Scouting Combine and at his Pro Day workout. Even if he’s not drafted, the addition of 10 offseason roster spots per team guarantees he’ll get a chance to catch someone’s attention. What he does with that opportunity will be up to him.