Neiron Ball NFL Draft 2015: Scouting Report, Grade for Raiders’ 5th-Round Pick


A versatile athlete with a bit of a mean streak, Neiron Ball is built like an outside linebacker (6'2", 236 lbs) with a defensive end's demeanor. He's not afraid to jump in lanes and take on blockers or running backs and plays stronger than you'd expect. He moved all over the Florida defense and had production at outside linebacker and inside linebacker in 4-3 and 3-4 schemes. He has the speed to run down the ball in space.



Ball underwent microfracture surgery in November and is a question mark to play in 2015. On the field, he doesn't look to be a great athlete with lower-body quickness or flexibility to play in space. He has a small frame that will get pushed around at the point of attack and too often gets caught waiting on the play instead of attacking.



Tackles           Sacks        Tackles for Loss

49                    2.0             3.0


FINAL GRADE: 4.90/9.0 (Priority Free Agent)

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