Mike Mayock didn’t like Vontaze Burfict’s draft chances after watching tapes of him playing at Arizona State, but the NFL Network analyst gives the Bengals and Burfict credit for what the linebacker has done as a rookie. Burfict enters Thursday’s game against the Eagles as the Bengals’ second-leading tackler this season. With 129 tackles, he is one behind linebacker Rey Maualuga’s season total. Burfict also has one sack, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery.
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