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Iowa defensive tackle Christian Ballard draft prospect profile.

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    http://www.giantsgab.com/2011/03/07/prospect-profiles-christian-ballard/

    Sideline Scouting:
    Positives: Versatile, rotates between DE and DT during games… Good height… Athletic… Good speed… Solid pass rusher… Fires off the ball… Explosive… Reasonably good length… Active hands… Very good burst… Holds up reasonably well at the POA… Plays with very solid leverage… Generally stays low and can get under opponent’s pads… Good arsenal of moves… Solid swim and spin moves… Adequate bull rush… Very good bulk… Solid lower body strength… Shoots gaps… Fights through double teams… Good balance… Plays the run well… Very good lateral movement… Can pursue the ball… Makes plays up and down the LOS… Chases the ball to the sidelines well… Makes plays all over the field… Good tackler… Hard hitter… Good effort… Reasonably competitive… Good motor… Well conditioned… Very disciplined… Durable, has not missed a game since the start of the 2008 season… 3-4 DE or 4-3 UT, compares to Tyson Alualu.

    Negatives: Inconsistent… Only flashes his ability to dominate… Can be controlled by bigger OGs at POA… Players too upright at times… Can be pushed out of plays… Average anchor… Will miss some arm tackles in traffic.
  2. Nightshade

    Nightshade Active Member

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    It would be awesome if this guy falls to the 4th or 5th rounds.
  3. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    Not gonna happen, he'll go in the Early 2nd

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