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Reason he went undrafted: Character/Combine issues
Signed by: Cincinnati Bengals
I have never seen a player plummet down draft boards faster or more dramatically than Vontaze Burfict. In Mel Kiper's first mock draft, Burfict was slated to go in the first round to the Baltimore Ravens. Instead, he went undrafted.
Everyone knew about Burfict's character issues entering the draft. In spire of that, he was looked at as an elite prospect. That is until he bombed his 40 time, running a lineman-like 5.0. It has also been said that Burfict failed his interviews.
Linebacker is a position where anger issues can be honed into a tackling, play-making machine. If Burfict's 40 time was a result of being lazy after his college season ended and going undrafted lights a fire under him, the Cincinnati Bengals could have the steal of the draft.
Remember, James Harrison was an undrafted player with character issues and he ended up being a Defensive Player of the Year.