Christian Ballard Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'5 - 297 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Christian Ballard, DE, Iowa
Ballard gets off the line very quickly and attacks his blocker, always pushing to move upfield. Although he is physically imposing, he relies too heavily on athleticism and will need to strengthen his upper and lower body in order to beat out bigger NFL offensive linemen (especially in the run game). This lack of strength could be trouble for him if employed as a DE in a 3-4 defense.
Ballard only had one great year at the college level after being under the radar. Teams that like him will see his versatility and fundamentals, while those that don't will get caught up on his inconsistent effort in game tape.
Ballard projects as a mid-second third round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
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