Chris Borland ILB, Wisconsin

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Clint8, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Clint8

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    Just going ahead and getting this in writing. Chris Borland will be the Russell Wilson of middle linebackers. He will fall to the 2nd-4th round range (I'm guessing end of 2nd) due to physical limitations (5-11 and limited speed) but he will become a dominant force in the middle of someone's defense. Guy is a terror and in my opinion, would be well worth our 2nd round pick. His best fit is a hybrid scheme (regardless of his speed). Teams that I could see him excel with:

    Tennessee Titans
    Denver Broncos
    Miami Dolphins
    Pittsburgh Steelers
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  2. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE Wake up and die right Tip Jar Donor

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    Personally I think I might prefer UConn's Yawin Smallwood, much more athletic than Borland.
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  3. Titans2004

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    Borland was very impressive all week at the senior bowl and obviosuly has put up productive numbers throughout his career. i see him as a Zach Thomas type of guy.

    I still think that we need to pick up a MLBer in FA as well as draft one.
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  4. nickmsmith

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  5. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most poverty RB core.

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    we just need to pick up Dan Connor, so we can have the duo of 90s family sitcom guys.
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  6. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE Wake up and die right Tip Jar Donor

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    Thats too bad Chris Borland isn't named Al Boreland.
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  7. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most poverty RB core.

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    too bad Al Borland isn't named "Al Boreland."
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  8. JCBRAVE

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    The way the league is going you want your MLB to be able to cover. The NFL for the first time ever just had 2 QB's with over 5000-yards passing. It would be dumb to take the slower, shorter, more rigid Boreland. His got little arms also (28 5/8 inches). Not that he's a bad player, but if we could, I'd rather we go Smallwood. Bigger, faster, great cover LB.

    And I know people notice RB's now flanked out as WR's every 3-4 plays. Smallwood can hang with those guys in man coverage.
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  9. Fry

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    I watched a couple of Smallwood's videos and that guy looks slower than hell.
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  10. HeadOnASwivel

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    Love this guy. I was gonna mock him to us in the 2nd/3rd.
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