This may sound like a hot take to some, but I genuinely believe it. I’d put the chances of Ballage taking over that back field at approximately 0%. He may develop into a nice passing down back. Perhaps a short yardage option, but I’d you watch him, and there’s no way to put this nicely, he’s an awful runner. Truly, brutally bad.
I would not draft Ballage until Hines, his new teammate Wilkins, John Kelly, Mark Walton, Chase Edmonds, Jaylen Samuels, and Ito Smith (in no particular order other than the order I remembered then in) were off the board. Yes, really.