Detroit Lions draft: What flavor of running back do you prefer?
By Robert Jones
4) Kalen Ballage – Arizona State
The 6’2″, 222 lbs Ballage was impressive during Senior Bowl week and in the game. He is a big back that runs north and south with just a tiny bit wiggle as well. He wasn’t really used as a workhorse at Arizona State, but was very impressive at the Senior Bowl and looks like he could shoulder the workload.
He was also a good receiver at Arizona State and actually was used more in the passing game than as a runner. All of this should translate into becoming a productive pro.
5) Kerryon Johnson – Auburn
Johnson has good size at 6’0″, 212 lbs and a solid season for Auburn as he rushed for 1,391 yards with a 4.9 yard per carry average. Johnson was a workhorse for the Tigers this past season and became the focal point of their offense.
Where he really helped himself the most was late in the season as he carried Auburn to wins over Alabama and Georgia who would later meet for the National Championship. He has quick feet and the ability to cut as well as run downhill.