Chris Borland's story has been interesting.
During his freshman season, he was inserted into games in pass-rushing situations at defensive end and demonstrated his athleticism on a regular basis when given the opportunity.
Sophomore year, he had to sit out after an injury to his shoulder and wound up redshirting for the season.
Then, in 2011, Borland found his niche at the outside linebacker position.
He finished the season with 143 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and five forced fumbles, finishing second in the Big Ten in tackles and leading the defense from an outside linebacker position.
Last season, he moved to inside linebacker, and while still effective, his numbers dropped noticeably.
In 2013, the Badgers are implementing a new 3-4 defense brought with the new coaching staff.
If they are wise, they will seize the opportunity to move Borland to an outside linebacker position in the system, freeing him up at times to crash into the backfield and use his athletic ability to wreak havoc.
For the time being, it appears that he will remain in the middle of the defense, where he practiced all spring. However, his ability to rush the ball and drop ball-carriers in the backfield should be utilized off the edge.