Biography: Junior college transfer who's started the two seasons he played for UAB. Senior totals included 28 tackles/2 interceptions/3 pass breakups after 26/3/8 the prior year.
Positives: Nice-sized cornerback who is best facing the action. Displays a terrific burst of closing and recovery speed. Shows a nice move to the ball. Displays good recognition in zone coverage. Works hard to get off blocks and make plays against the run or screen passes up the field.
Negatives: Late to react and plays back on his heels. Prefers to side shuffle and lacks a fluid backpedal that adversely affects his ability to quickly plant to the throw.
Analysis: Ballou possesses the size/speed numbers to play at the next level and would be a good fit as a dime back in a zone system.
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