The versatile defensive lineman (Christian Ballard), who projects to tackle or as a two-gap end in...
The versatile defensive lineman (Christian Ballard), who projects to tackle or as a two-gap end in the NFL, posted times as fast as 4.68 in the 40 today. That's faster than his combine time and Ballard tipped the scales at 286 pounds, three heavier than Indianapolis.
Ballard's marks of 7.15 in the three cone and 34-inches in the vertical jump were also personal bests for the big lineman and marked improvements over his combine results. His only disappointing performance was 15 reps on the bench.
Afterwards the Hawkeye duo participated in both defensive line and linebacker drills. Both have likely sealed themselves as first round picks.