Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State

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Meet one of the biggest backs in the draft. Kalen Ballage is listed anywhere from 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-3, depending on your source. If he’s closer to the latter, he’d be the same size as Latavius Murray, who weighs in around 230 pounds, just like Ballage, though Ballage has better athleticism and pass-catching ability.

The Arizona State product ran an impressive 4.46, though, at the combine, and had the agility to return kicks in college. His rushing totals weren’t that impressive because he shared carries, maxing at 669 in his senior season, and his yards per carry (4.4) appear low for the college game. Nonetheless, Ballage could be effective in the right NFL situation, perhaps in a tandem backfield.

Fun fact: He once scored eight touchdowns in a game against Texas Tech, as evidenced by the video above.

PRODUCTIVITY SCORE: 88.6 | ATHLETICISM SCORE: 123.4 | AGE SCORE: 104.6

FINAL SCORE: 105.5

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