Let’s take a look at one of the players on our 90-man preseason roster: Kalen Ballage.
This year, we have already finished looks at, wide receiver Leonte Carroo, punter Matt Haack, safety T.J. McDonald, running back Buddy Howell, wide receiver DeVante Parker, defensive end William Hayes, wide receiver Isaiah Ford, safety/cornerback Walt Aikens, defensive end Claudy Mathieu, linebacker Kiko Alonso, cornerback Xavien Howard, long snapper Lucas Gravelle, wide receiver Danny Amendola, tight end A.J. Derby, running back Frank Gore, defensive tackle Gabe Wright, wide receiver Kenny Stills, cornerback Tony Lippett, and kickers Jason Sanders and Greg Joseph, left tackle Laremy Tunsil, tight end Mike Gesicki, and linebacker Raekwon McMillan.
Here is the coolest GIF I could find of Kalen.
Why he will progress
He’s a rookie learning the nuances of professional football for the first time. He has size, speed, strength, production, and 3rd down capability. Potential is high, but opportunity behind Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore may prove to be difficult by the same token.
Why he will regress
Since there’s no professional barometer at this point, this is N/A.
Chances of making the 53-man roster
He was just drafted in the 4th round. 100% (barring catastrophic injury or significant legal issue...I’m sorry I keep laying out contingencies like this but it’s important to be as transparent as possible...I knocked on wood, OK?!?! It’s all good.)