Vikings GM Rick Spielman expects 2011 fourth-round pick Christian Ballard to play a bigger role in 2012.
Vikings GM Rick Spielman confirmed that No. 106 pick Christian Ballard will begin his career at defensive tackle.
Vikings selected Iowa DT Christian Ballard with the No. 106 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.
Iowa DL Christian Ballard ran two forty times of 4.70 at the Hawkeyes' Pro Day.
The Jets will most likely target a defensive lineman or pass rusher with their No. 30 pick in the draft.
Iowa DT Christian Ballard ran unofficial forty times of 4.70 and 4.75 at the Scouting Combine Monday.