Vick Ballard   #26 RB

Height: 5-10   Weight: 224   Age: 26

Born: 7/16/1990 Pascagoula , MS

College: Mississippi State

Experience: 4th season

High School: Pascagoula HS [MS]









Combine 2012


  • Vertical Jump33.0 inches
  • 3 Cone Drill7.03 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash4.65 Secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.19 secs
  • Broad Jump115.0 inches
  • Bench Press23.0 reps


Ballard is a very instinctual runner. He looks natural to sift through defenders that get in the backfield early, and shows a good little burst once breaking through the line. He is a good runner in the open field and has some deceptive juke moves that he will put on bigger players. Ballard carries the ball high and tight and is very conscious of oncoming traffic to be a dependable inside runner. His value early on is that he is a big body who is willing to block oncoming linebackers in pass protection, and is also a good check-down option in the pass game who understands how to work up field and pick up first downs after catching the ball. Ballard is also a willing special teamer who likes to fly around and seeks contact.


Ballard is not a very quick-twitched athlete. He is big, but doesn't run with a ton of power and bigger linebackers often bring him down on first contact. He is instinctual inside and when he has the ball in his hands in the flats, but he does not have the speed to get to the edge on his own. He is natural between the tackles, and a deer in headlights in the open field.