As a reminder, these rankings are based primarily on 2011 performance and potential for the 2012 season. NFL potential is taken into account, but it’s not the deciding factor.
The next selection is part of Wisconsin’s home improvement tandem (along with fellow LB Mike Taylor). He’s quite the tackling machine.
No. 8: Chris Borland, LB, junior, 5-foot-11, 242 pounds
2011 postseason rank: Not ranked
2011 numbers: Finished second in the Big Ten (behind Taylor) with 143 tackles, including a team-high 19 tackles for loss.
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