TEMPE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 24: Vontaze Burfict #7 of the Arizona State Sun Devils points and yells at quarterback Matt Barkley #7 of the University of Southern California Trojans just prior to a play at Sun Devil Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Arizona State LB Vontaze Burfict is projected as a first-rounder right now, but exactly where he'll be picked remains to be seen.
Burfict is a work in progress and needs more game experience and coaching, but he is a physical specimen who can play sideline-to-sideline and blow plays up like no other linebacker in the country.
Since then, Burfict hasn't dont much to dissuade that kind of expectation. The stud middle linebacker for the Sun Devils is slotted at no. 31 to the Baltimore Ravens in the current SBNation mock draft. In Baltimore, he might have the perfect mentor:
Ray Lewis has a few more years left to give. Still, Lewis' injury this year has to be of some concern to the Ravens; after all, he is 36. Lewis is the perfect mentor for a tough young player like Burfict that needs to iron out his mental game.
Burfict is currently the No. 20 prospect on Mocking The Draft's overall rankings.
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