mickjagger
UW sophomore RB Melvin Gordon is a mid-season, Sports Illustrated, 1st-Team All-American. LB Chris Borland is on SI's 2nd team defense.

Complete Story and Mid-Season S.I. All-American Teams:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20131016/midseason-all-america-team/?xid=nl_siextra
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voiceofreason
How Borland isn't a first teamer is beyond me.
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mickjagger
voiceofreason wrote:
How Borland isn't a first teamer is beyond me.

Agree. And the LB on the 1st team that I would bump in favor of Borland is the LB from Ohio St, Ryan Shazier.
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formerwiacbaseballer
Didn't want to start a new thread, but wanted to share an interesting article I read this week from CBS on Mr. Borland.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/nfl-draft-scout/24228505/top-prospect-of-week-11-wisconsin-ilb-chris-borland
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coachw12
Borland has a couple things going for him. He creates fumbles, he is a solid blitzer and most off he has played middle linebacker in a 43 defense and Strong Side Inside Linebacker in a 34 defense so his versatility will be welcomed by NFL teams.

I would like to see him in a packer uniform next season. He would bring youthful energy to the inside linebackers. Sorry by AJ and Brad just do not do it for me. The make a lot of tackle but it is on our side of the ball most of the time.

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thebillwaltontrip
Borland's injury proneness would also make him an ideal fit for the Packers.

Guy is an absolute machine & complete menace on the field when he plays but he's shown too much of a tendency for getting injured at the college level for my liking.
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mickjagger
coachw12 wrote:
Borland has a couple things going for him. He creates fumbles, he is a solid blitzer and most off he has played middle linebacker in a 43 defense and Strong Side Inside Linebacker in a 34 defense so his versatility will be welcomed by NFL teams.

I would like to see him in a packer uniform next season. He would bring youthful energy to the inside linebackers. Sorry by AJ and Brad just do not do it for me. The make a lot of tackle but it is on our side of the ball most of the time.

Borland in GB would be nice!
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mickjagger
thebillwaltontrip wrote:
Borland's injury proneness would also make him an ideal fit for the Packers.

Guy is an absolute machine & complete menace on the field when he plays but he's shown too much of a tendency for getting injured at the college level for my liking.


A good share of his recent problems have been hamstrings .... Packers medical/training staff should be quite familiar by now as to how to deal with injured hammies ...

Earlier in Borland's career, it was shoulder injuries.
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