Once thought of as first round pick, Arizona State LB Vontaze Burfict went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. But he's going to be in the NFL after all after agreeing to an undrafted free agent deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to a report. SB Nation's Bengals blog, Cincy Jungle, sums it up:
At one point viewed as a first-round prospect just a few months ago, Burfict, who Mike Mayock once called an "undraftable kid", has dealt with a series of off-the-field issues, but strung together horrible performances at the NFL Combine and Arizona State's Pro Day.
He was viewed as a first round pick even early this year, but the wheels came off this season. He's had off-the-field issues in addition to on-the-field penalty problems.
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