Browns Reportedly Showing an Interest in LB Vontaze Burfict

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Linebacker Vontaze Burfict #7 of the Arizona State Sun Devils gestures as he warms up for the game with the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on November 5, 2011 in Pasadena, California. UCLA won 29-28. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Perhaps we should qualify his name with troubled linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

Per ESPN Cleveland's Will Burge, the Cleveland Browns might be interested in the linebacker from Arizona State with one of their many late-round picks:

Over the past few seasons Browns’ General Manager Tom Heckert has shown that he is not afraid to take risks on players who have a questionable history. He may be looking to do it again this year. Multiple sources tell ESPN Cleveland that the Browns have an interest in drafting troubled Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

One source said, "It would be a late round value pick," if the Browns were to select the linebacker who has as many red flags as he does talent.

I do not personally know too much about Burfict, but it seems astounding that a player could go from being a potential top-5 pick to a player who will get drafted in one of the later rounds. Burfict is a middle linebacker, but drafting him in a later round mitigates the obligation to believing he would have to replace D'Qwell Jackson any time soon.

This "report" coincides nicely with member OSUMoneyball stating yesterday that he would do a write-up on Burfict. I know many of you have been vehemently against taking Burfict in your comments, but what about as a late-round selection?

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