This is the official scouting report page for Nevada running back Mike Ball, who was dismissed from Nevada’s football team late in the 2011 season. Be sure to check out all of our other scouting reports here at NFL Mocks.
5’9″ 206 pounds
4.65 40 yard dash, 21 bench press, 36 inch vertical jump, 112 inch broad jump, 7.10 second 3 cone drill, 4.23 20 yard shuttle, 11.84 60 yard shuttle
Ball was dismissed from the team, so that automatically takes him from a potential mid-late round pick to likely being undrafted. That being said, I think this is the type of kid who is going to sign a decent contract as an undrafted free agent and get a good chance to make an impact at the next level as an unheralded rookie, or maybe he will show up somewhere later down the line. All I know is, this kid has skills, and they are hard to ignore. Specifically, he is the all-time leader in Nevada history with over 1,600 kick return yards, and amazingly as his work load increased as a runner, his touchdown totals decreased. He wasn’t used as a receiver, catching only 23 passes in his career, but four of those were for touchdowns. He has great burst and vision as a runner, a big reason why he averaged over 5 yards a carry as a junior, 6.8 as a sophomore, and nearly 10 as a freshman. When he gets to the edge, he has great speed and burst to the chains. He has good quickness and I really like this guy’s potential as a big play threat. Again, this is a kid with really limited film because he didn’t carry the ball a lot, but you can see his potential. If he can get his head on straight and work hard, he can be successful in the NFL because he definitely has the size and speed to do it.