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    2012 Draft Hypothetical V.B.

    So we're up in the 7th round of the draft, we have addressed in no particular order: 2 O line (T, G), 1 WR, 1 S, 2 DL (DT, DE)...Basically, no LB.

    Vontaze Burfict is sitting there.

    Do you pull the trigger? why or why not

    I know what my knee-jerk reaction is, but after thinking on it a little more, I'm not sure what I would do honestly.

    Interesting risk vs. reward scenario for sure.
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    As the Bears, no


    At 4.93, I can't see him playing in a 4-3, especially not a speed-based one.
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    I'd roll the dice, it's the 7th round, that what its there for

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    Can he play Special Teams? Let's face it, guys who get drafted in the 7th round at positions like LB need to be capable of playing ST well, if not, then Bears don't waste the pick.

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    I don't care if he killed in Grandma....he is worth a 6th or 7th round pick. It appears he has to clean up his penalties and get his head on straight (that is for sure) but worth the gamble easily at this spot.

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    Here is another one....he actually reminds me of a Bryan Cox clone. Slower linebacker, who has passion and a headcase:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXqZj...feature=relmfu

    Again...worth a 6th or 7th round pick.

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    The first question you have to ask is... How will the player be used in our system? He's clearly a MLB type. So you have to look at what we ask our MLB to do.

    1. He must support the run.
    2. He must be able to quickly retreat 10 yards and play pass coverage.

    Item one looks like he'd fill the bill. But I don't see ANYTHING to suggest that he'd be able to manage item 2. That he's slow is a big negative here.

    I'd say in your scenario that many teams would likely consider him in their respective schemes. But I'm really not sure we would as a T2 MLB.
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    17 personal fouls in three seasons, for which he largely blamed his coaches.

    didn't even bother with the rest of the Combine drills after running his 5.09 40-yard.

    "improved" that 40 time to 4.80 at ASU's pro day (on a fast track).

    16 bench reps at that same Pro Day, awful for an inside LB.

    no thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderspirit View Post

    16 bench reps at that same Pro Day, awful for an inside LB.

    no thanks.
    But he has BIG AND BRAWN SHOULDERS THUNDER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearmagic View Post
    But he has BIG AND BRAWN SHOULDERS THUNDER

    Haha...
    LOL

    JMSO, i don't think marginal athletic numbers mean you can't make it in the NFL, but your game has to have some good intangibles to get a shot. Burfict has marginal athletic numbers and lousy intangibles. that's not exactly a recipe for success.
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    If every other healthy human being between the ages of 20 and 45 is magically whisked away to a remote planet, I can see drafting Burfict. Otherwise, I'd be awfully surprised if someone better isn't available in the 7th; Burfict just looks like a classic subtraction-by-addition story.
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