Conference: Big Ten
40 Time: 4.56
Biography: Four-year starter who finished his senior season with 92/6.5/2 while also intercepting one pass and breaking up two more. Junior totals included 92/7.5/3.5.
Positives: "Hard-working, competitive linebacker with a terrific head for the game. Diagnoses plays, quickly recognizes assignments, and remains disciplined. Breaks down well, gets depth on pass drops, and collapses from the outside to defend the run. Fluid moving in every direction of the field. Takes on blockers and uses his hands to protect himself."
Negatives: Lacks classic linebacker size. Not a great pursuit linebacker.
Analysis: Gordon was a tremendous linebacker on the college level and possesses the intensity as well as intelligence to overcome his lack of size. He can be a solid fit as a backup outside linebacker in a conventional defense and comes with a special teams mentality.
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