Draco Malfoy was not just a scared young boy who was only trying to protect his family “just like Ron Weasley” except that “his family fell on the wrong side of the war.”
He was a scared young boy with a lot of violent, bigoted ideas who bullied people weaker than him and actively supported the extermination of Muggleborns, who once crowed over the thought of his fellow students being murdered by Slytherin’s monster and even expressed a desire to help Slytherin’s heir, willingly and enthusiastically agreed to murder someone, realized he was in waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayy over his head with the murder plan and panicked, understandably had something of a breakdown, failed utterly at being a Death Eater not because he was a wonderful person but because he simply wasn’t a completely terrible one, became wishy-washy and went back and forth about what side he wanted to be on, mumbled a non-commital “idk” when asked to identify the trio but later did everything he could to try to capture Harry so he could turn him over to Voldemort, ended up having to be rescued by Harry instead and never so much as thanked Harry for it, ultimately had to rely on his mother to get him out of the unholy mess he and his father had gotten their family into, and after many years of self-examination and introspection, then and only then began to distance himself from his parents’ pureblood mania.
OF COURSE Draco isn’t 100% evil and OF COURSE Ron Weasley isn’t perfect, and if you love Draco and want to stan for him that’s great! You go for it! But please don’t even try to say Draco was exactly the same as Ron except his family fell on the wrong side of the war, because no.