Melvin Gordon’s Stock on the Rise

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Oct 25, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) rushes with the football during the second quarter against the Maryland Terrapins at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


At 6’1″, 210 pounds he’s no Todd Gurley but Gordon has the power run through contact for extra yards and isn’t easy to bring down. That’s why he’s willing to hit the small hole instead of staying stuck in neutral, waiting on the big one to open up.  His 19 touchdowns tell you he has a nose for the goal line as he often gets in the end zone by refusing to be denied too.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not calling him a bruiser but he does run hard and he’s not going down as the result of an arm tackle. Gordon breaks a lot of those when he fakes a defensive player out and they reach out for an arm tackle. He also has great balance so your not going to see a guy just hit him and he goes down without the defender wrapping him up.