ESPN’s Bob Davie calls Vontaze Burfict a distraction
Arizona State University’s middle linebacker Vontaze
is picking up the critics at an extraordinary rate.
Count ESPN NCAA football analyst Bob Davie as another
analyst who calls Burfict’s on-field antics a distraction
that is causing his NFL draft stock to fall quickly.
“I’m just basing it on what I see from a productivity
standpoint and also from what I hear from NFL scouts,”
told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf. “I mean, I think
that’s really, really a reach right now to say he is a
round pick, I don’t even think that’s a reality.”
To be fair, Davie said that he has only watched Burfict
afar and has not studied the junior’s game tape.
“It becomes such a focal point every play as to whether
going to get a penalty,” Davie said.
Burfict has gained the reputation of committing personal
fouls on a weekly basis.
“To me, on the surface, he looks like a major distraction
and is the productivity there to make it worth that,”