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Jake Ballard
current status: On the reserve/retired list
Birth Date:December 21, 1987 (26 years old)
Place of Birth:Springboro, OH
Hometown:Springboro, OH
College:Ohio State
Experience:3 years
Drafted:Signed by NY Giants in 2010.
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
Scouting Report
Assets: An active and physical blocker with a great reach, who played like another offensive lineman. Brought excellent overall size for the position and was effective and efficient in his blocking. Showed solid hands when looked to for a catch in the short-to-mid-range. Got solid separation and rumbled for yards after the catch.
Flaws: Not very fast, so depended a lot on guile and physicality to get open. Didn't have much ability to stretch the field or many moves in open space. His physical style probably contributed to some of his durability issues.
Career Potential: Excellent blocking tight end, with deceptively good receiving skills.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NFL Super Bowl 2011 (XLVI - New York Giants)