Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/13/13

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 10: Chris Borland #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers stops Lamaar Thomas #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on October 10, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach Gary Andersen has referred to Chris Borland as “the best linebacker in the country” on numerous occasions. While it can be argued that Andersen is slightly biased towards his experienced senior linebacker, there’s no argument about what Borland brings to the Badgers’ defense each and every week. Fellow senior linebacker Conor O’Neill hit it on the head when he said “Borland is such a huge emotional leader, the boost he gives us before the game is something special.” As of now the 5-11, 246 pound prospect from Kettering, Ohio projects to be a third to fifth round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. His leadership and special instincts could have him climbing all the way up to the second round though. Tackling has become a lost art in the NFL, but it’s an area that Borland has excelled in as one of the most sure-tacklers in the Big Ten Conference. Wisconsin’s previous two games have been a showcase for Borland who matched a career-high with 16 tackles agains...
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