Ballard never really relied on speed. It's all a question of how strong the knee is after an ACL tear, and MF procedure.
If his knee holds up, Ballard could be a contributor for NE. He moves exceptionally well for a man of his athletic capabilities.
My sliding mock: (mid round pick)
1-Cyril Richardson G Baylor / CJ Mosely LB Bama
2-Shane Skov LB Stanford / Travis Swanson C Ark
3-Louchiez Purifoy CB Florida / Brandon Coleman WR Rutgers
4-Bryan Stork C Florida St / Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB Nebraska
5-DeVonte Parker WR Louisville / Chris Watt G ND
6-Kareem Martin DE UNC / Jerome Smith RB Syracuse
This isnt really news he isnt much of an athlete