Don't understand how people can compare Ballard favorably to Richardson at this point. Both had pretty decent rookie years, but Ballard basically hasn't played since. In that rookie year they averaged roughly the same ypc (.3 yards in Ballard's favor), they both fumbled three times (Richardson had far more carries), Richardson scored far more touchdowns, and contributed more to the passing game. Richardson had an awful second year, but looks pretty good this year. Neither back has played much, but Richardson has had a nominally better career. Ballard has promise, but doesn't compare favorably to Richardson by anything but subjective analysis.