- Aug 6, 2008
- Reaction score
- NE, Indiana
After watching his college tape after we drafted him, the first player I thought of was Daniel thomas. Talk about impersonating a power back... yikes. Ballage is obviously much faster. But that upright style and lack of vision remind me of DT. Would be nice if he was more of a Ronnie Brown but probably not in the cards.From the limited amount I've seen of Ballage, he seems to have an "upright" running style. He doesnt lower his frame going into contact the way most power runners do.
Some backs, like Dickerson, can get away with it because, unlike Kalen, they have tremendous "vision".
Unfortunately, niether running style, or vision are coachable, IMO.
I'm not saying there isn't a place for him. If he can improve his pass pro, he can contribute a lot, but I don't see him as a "workhorse" guy.
I am Intrigued to see what gaskin can do in a couple of years though