Height: 6-2. Weight: 228.
Arm: 29.13. Hand: 8.75.
40 Time: 4.46.
Projected Round (2018): 2-4.
This is one of the many running backs in this draft the Shanahan won’t like is my guess. He just doesn’t fit the description he likes. This guy is interesting though with great hands catching out of the backfield. That height makes him a problem for a defense if he is catching to many passes, now don’t it?
“Ballage had an impressive week of practice at the Senior Bowl. All week, he was a powerful North-South runner with a physically imposing downhill style. Where Ballage really impressed was with his serious burst to get downfield in a hurry. He showed surprising speed for a big back. Ballage also did well as a check-down receiver. He really helped himself in Mobile and could be a second-day pick.
There is a lot to like about Ballage for the NFL. To go along with size, Ballage is surprisingly fast. He has a real burst with first-step quickness to hit the hole before it closes. Even though Ballage is a big back, he is more elusive in the open field than a power runner who runs through tackles. As a receiving back for the NFL, Ballage is very impressive. He has soft hands to make receptions and runs good” routes.