Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 4/108 -- Jacoby Ford, WR, 5-9, 181, Clemson, A classic Raiders speed pick, Ford was the NCAA 60-meters champion and ran a 4.28 at the combine -- the fastest among wide receivers. He has so-so hands but has value as a kickoff returner. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Jacoby Ford News
04/01/14 - WR Jacoby Ford signed with the Jets Tuesday.
The Jets added Ford to a receiving corps that was bolstered last month with the signing of former Denver Broncos wideout Eric Decker. The speedy Ford is projected as a backup receiver who could become the Jets' kickoff returner.
Last season for the Oakland Raiders, Ford caught 13 passes for 99 yards and returned nine punts for an 8.6-yard average. Since coming into the NFL as a fourth-round pick by the Raiders in the 2010 NFL Draft, Ford has 57 career receptions and four kick returns for touchdowns.
The 26-year-old Ford figures to provide the Jets with some added speed, having run a 4.28-second 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine in 2010. His most productive year in the NFL was as a rookie in 2010 when he had 25 receptions for 470 yards and two touchdowns and added two rushing scores.
10/15/13 - WR Jacoby Ford managed only 18 yards on his lone kickoff return against the Chiefs and doesn't have a return over 30 yards.
10/03/13 - WR Jacoby Ford has had limited playing time with just four receptions for 29 yards and two runs from scrimmage for seven yards.
09/01/13 - WR Jacoby Ford officially won the job to be the Raiders kickoff return specialist when Josh Cribbs was released in the first cut down.
08/19/13 - WR Jacoby Ford did not practice during the week or face New Orleans because of an undisclosed injury.