NFL Draft Profile – RB, Montee BallBall - image courtesy of ngngsports
NFL Draft Profile
- Wisconsin RB, Montee Ball – 5-11, 210 pounds
2012 stats – 356 carries, 1830 rushing yards, 22 touchdowns. 10 receptions, 72 yards.
Career stats – 924 carries, 5140 yards, 77 touchdowns.
Montee Ball was considered the heir apparent to mammoth John Clay, but after losing weight, Ball gained explosiveness and pushed Clay out of the starting gig and tore up the record books in his wake. Ball has an NCAA record 83 career touchdowns (which is absolutely ridiculous and the case and point why he is so special), to go along with his lofty yardage totals. I believe that along with quickness and speed is a skill that is commonly overlooked, a nose for the end zone. No matter how large Brandon Jacobs of the Giants was, he was always terrible at getting in the end zone because he couldn’t find small seems and didn’t have a quick burst of movement to find a way over the line. Ball is the complete opposite. ...