Former quarterback Borel will compete for a job at receiver
One of the most interesting - albeit hardly one of the most important – battles in training camp figures to be between Diondre Borel and Tori Gurley for the final wide receiver spot on the roster. Both undrafted free agents distinguished themselves last summer and both were given raises by general manager Ted Thompson when other teams were interested in signing them off Green Bay’s practice squad late in the season.
Here’s the tale of the tape between Borel and Gurley – the first in a series of posts that will analyze two players that will either be competing for a starting job or for a spot on the roster.
SIZE/STRENGTH: While Borel has adequate size for the position (6’0, 199), he looks and plays smaller. He has a lean build and only marginal functional strength. He started at quarterback in college, so he probably didn’t spend a lot of time in the weight room. It’ll be very interesting to see what he looks like in August...