Biography: Part-time starter the past three seasons. Caught a single pass as a senior after two receptions the prior year.
Positives: One-dimensional blocking tight end that does a good job with his role. Blocks with good lean, strong at the point of attack and knocks defensive lineman from the action. Works hard, plays with a nasty attitude and quickly gets out to the second level, squaring into linebackers and removing them from the action. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage and easily controls one-on-one assignments.
Negatives: Struggles getting off the line of scrimmage as a receiver and has difficulty making the tough reception. Marginal speed.
Analysis: Balasavage had minimal production in college yet excelled in his primary duty as a blocker. He could make it as a third tight end or even fullback at the next level.
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