Dee Ford: Kansas City Chiefs' NFL Draft Profile

Dee Ford: Kansas City Chiefs' NFL Draft Profile
May 8, 2014, 10:15 pm
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Dee Ford (DE), Auburn

6’2” | 252 lbs.

2013 stats:

29 tackles, 14.5 TFL, 10.5 sacks, 2 FF

Selected:

1st round, 23rd overall (Kansas City Chiefs)

What scouts are saying:

"Great burst off the snap and explosion upfield. Bends very well around the corner once beating offensive lineman's depth. Has also displayed hand use, leverage, and strength to keep his opposition on skates. The Texas A&M game shows the complete package." (Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com)

"Fluid athlete with impressive burst, agility and underrated strength. As his size suggests, Ford relies on his burst off the snap to gain the corner against offensive tackles. He accelerates smoothly and is flexible enough to bend around the corner as a pure speed rusher." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

"Ford projects to the NFL as a pure speed rusher off the edge. He has a great get-off and the speed to close in an instant. Ford has the pass-rushing moves and agility to run around blockers. Ford isn't a great run-defender, and at the next level, he could struggle to defend runs coming straight at him. Ford does better in pursuit, but his run defense is too weak to remain a 4-3 end in the NFL." (WalterFootball.com)

"High-motor college left defensive end better suited for a rush linebacker role in the pros. Has added more than 50 pounds to his frame since arriving on campus and has demonstrated the desire, work habits and competitiveness to develop into a Trent Cole-like edge rusher if he can stay healthy." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

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