Bold Prediction: Vontaze Burfict Makes 53-Man Roster
Heading into the 2011-2012 college season, Burfict was expected to be one of the first defensive players drafted in the 2012 NFL draft. However, after a string of unimpressive performances throughout the season and heading up to the draft put Burfict into a complete landslide.
He went undrafted before being signed by the Cincinnati Bengals. At first glance, it appeared as if this once impressive player's career in the NFL was over before it started.
While Burfict will certainly have an uphill battle from here on out, early signs show that he is ready for the fight. He'll have to play extremely well throughout training camp and preseason to make the Bengals keep a third inside linebacker, but it should happen.
Going undrafted seems to have been the best thing for Burfict, as he looks as focused and motivated as ever.