Two short seasons after starting his Michigan Wolverines career on one of the nation’s worst defenses, Thomas Gordon, with the help of Brady Hoke, enters his senior season as an anchor on one of the nation’s best defensive units.
After seeing action as a hybrid linebacker while a redshirt freshman, Gordon’s move to safety his sophomore season has proved beneficial for the Michigan Wolverines defense. His ability to play both strong and free safety, overall athletic ability, and natural instincts make him a problem for opposing offenses and a target for NFL scouts.
“We have all the pieces in place, we expect to make that run and win every game this year. There are no excuses,” Gordon said at Big Ten Media Day.
Despite his experience and ability, however, Gordon does have some work to do, as does any incoming senior. A bit of inconsistency with a blown coverage here and there is expected, but a mistake while under the microscope of NFL scouts can mean the difference between a second-...