failed his drug test at the NFL combine in February. Ballard has been rumored by NFL draft experts to be selected as high as late in the first round. It's unclear if the test results will cost Ballard some cash as a result of falling several selections or even rounds in the draft.
Hawk Central writes that Ballard's versatility is a good fit for NFL teams. During his career at Iowa Ballard played both inside at tackle and outside at defensive end. That experience would lead me to think he would be a possible selection for any NFL squad no matter if they play a 3-4 or a 4-3 defense.
Why Ballard couldn't pass the joint knowing he had the biggest job interview of his life coming up is beyond me. I mean it's not everyday you interview for a potential employer that will be offering a contract in the millions of dollars. Perhaps it was because at the time it was Friday, and he didn't have a job, and he didn't have shit to do?
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