ESPN’s Bob Davie calls Vontaze Burfict a distraction

Oct 20, 2011, 1:32 AM | Updated: 6:13 pm

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,”

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