Photo of Mike Ball
Grade
48.0 ?
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.23 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 206LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

Ball rushed for over 700 yards as a junior before being dismissed from the team for internal issues, forcing him to declare early. He started only five of nine games for Nevada and was an inconsistent player. He has good size for the position and could find himself working into a role on special teams, but he will likely go undrafted and have to compete for a position in camp.

Analysis

Strengths

Ball has a natural feel when working in between the tackles and has a nice shuffle step that he employs to get linebackers off him. He can get the edge at times on a defense and has some power in his legs to carry piles. He is a very willing blocker, and a physical all-around player with the tools to contribute on special teams.

Weaknesses

Ball will have a long road to making an NFL team, as he simply hasn't done enough throughout college to warrant enough attention, and he doesn't possess the type of raw athletic ability that teams are willing to take a flier on. He is a situational player who will have to benefit from the right opportunity to make a team.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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