Kalen Ballage Draft Profile

Kalen Ballage draft profile

Strengths:

  • Elite size and frame for position
  • Strong
  • Versatile
  • Keeps legs moving
  • Soft hands
  • Return skills

Analysis: Kalen Ballage has the ideal size and frame you look for in a running back. He is a workout warrior who looks the part. Ballage possesses an athletic build with well-proportioned upper body and lower body that squats over 500 pounds. Versatile player who has experience as an off-set runner, a pass catcher out of the backfield and a wildcat quarterback. Has experience returning kicks. Plays with adequate burst between tackles. Lowers shoulder and accelerates feet into and through contact to fall forward. Can line up in the slot. Able to slip first tackle attempt after the catch in open field. Needs to protect with better technique, but his size is effective in taking on blitzers. Has secondary power to find a tough yard near the end zone.

Weaknesses:

  • Runs upright
  • Lacks agility
  • Indecisiveness
  • Field vision is lacking
  • Doesn’t break tackles despite size and strength

Analysis: When you look at Ballage, one would think he possesses elite broken tackle numbers, but that is not the case. He rarely breaks tackles despite his size and strength. He doesn’t have the hips or feet to cut with sharpness after flowing hard to the edge. Runs too upright to squeeze through tight rush lanes. Plays with early indecisiveness. Takes too many skip steps in his approach downhill allowing defense time to fight past blocks. Field vision is severely lacking. On tape, there are wide open running lanes and holes that Ballage does not see. Feet can get confused when faced with unexpected traffic. Athletic, but not elusive. His play actually regressed from 2016-to-2017.

Size: 6’1 227lbs

Draft Rank: Outside the Top 10

NFL Comparison: Alfred Blue

Draft Projection: Round 6

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