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Gordon considering NFL

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Melvin Gordon is preparing for the next game as if it may be his last. In Gordon's case, that may be true. The Badger running back is weighing a jump to the NFL.

The redshirt sophomore acknowledged after practice on Tuesday that he plans to ask the NFL Advisory Board for input. Gordon would not say how high of a grade he would need to make the leap to the NFL.

"I'm just unsure, you know. I'm still talking to my head coach about it and things like that. Emotions are high right now. I just really don't know what I want to do."

Gordon has rushed for 1,466 yards this season. He has clearly shown an ability to run the ball. However, Gary Andersen believes Gordon could improve other aspects of his game and improve his stock by returning for another season.

"I don't always tell them what they want to hear, but I am going to tell them what I feel and think. In this case...I think it's best for Melvin to come back. Is that best for me as a coach? Yeah, you bet it is. Is that best for Wisconsin? Yeah, you bet it is, and I believe that's best for Melvin."

Gordon and the Badgers are facing South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day. He'll need to make his final NFL decision shortly after that game.

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