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For Borland, It's All About the Numbers

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Chris Borland starred as a 3-4 inside linebacker at Wisconsin. For his career, he finished with 420 tackles and a FBS-record-tying 15 forced fumbles. Those numbers speak to Borland's nose for the football. However, will his height be an issue against the NFC North's towering tight ends? A scout weighs in.

If the Green Bay Packers determine that the pairing of A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones isn't good enough, they could go with an in-state product who starred this season as an inside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. Wisconsin's Chris Borland won the Big Ten's Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year and the Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year. Playing in a 3-4 scheme for the first time, Borland led...

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