Nevada - Wolf Pack
Mike Ball - #5 - RB
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/21/2012 Nevada Pro Day||5-8 7/8||213||9 1/2||31||73 5/8||4.54||9'10"||4.12||6.97|
|02/29/2012 Combine||5-8 1/2||206||9 1/8||31||73 1/2||4.61||21||9'4"||36||4.24||11.84||7.11|
Prepped in Las Vegas, where he was the state’s top-ranked running back and also lettered in track and basketball. Redshirted in 2008. Saw action in 12 contests in ’09 as a backup running back and kickoff returner. Rushed 23 times for 220 yards (9.6-yard average) and five touchdowns. Also returned 31 kickoffs for 768 yards (24.8-yard average). In ’10, he recorded 38-259-4 (6.8) rushing and 34-833-0 (24.5) returning kickoffs in addition to catching 11 passes for 73 yards (6.6-yard average) and two touchdowns in 11 games. Suspended for two games — Brigham Young and UNLV — for undisclosed reasons. Made the first five starts of his career in ’11, rushing 135-704-3 (5.2), receiving 11-42-2 (3.8) and returning kickoffs 5-94-0 (18.8) in nine contests. Was dismissed from team for a violation of team rules and protocol in November. Is the school’s all-time leader with 1,695 kickoff-return yards.Positives:
Compact and well-defined. Nice patience and vision to let holes develop. Good feet and lateral agility. Flashes a stiff-arm. Will get in the way and throw a shoulder block. Was not used heavily in college and has tread remaining. Has a 36-inch vertical jump. Gained 6.0 yards per carry. Has kickoff-return experience.Negatives:
Runs too tall and is a bit straight-linish. Average initial quickness and burst through the hole. Lacks elite, top-end speed. Average power and elusiveness. Carries the ball loosely. Stability needs to be looked into.Summary:
Upright, monotone, zone runner from a “pistol” system who could compete for a roster spot, but lacks any exceptional athletic traits and will have to show special-teams ability.
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