Data Scout Notes: 2013: 1stC/1stM...(+) Coming off Aug 2013 Knee INJ/P3rdC/P3rdM/PBednarik/DS#1PSTeamProspect-RRang...2012: NA...2011: NA...2010: NA
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03/22/14 - 2014 NFL Draft: Week 1 Pro Day takeaways...4. Dee gets his day: Auburn pass rusher Dee Ford terrorized opponents throughout the Tigers' run to the BCS title game and the Senior Bowl but the frightening news that came out of the combine centered on an old back injury rather than his athleticism, sidelining him for the biggest workout of his life. "There is nothing wrong with Dee and he will show it," Adisa Bakari, Ford's agent, told the Sports Xchange on Monday. "He had a procedure on his back in 2011 and has played a lot of great football since then with no problem whatsoever.
We were all surprised he was held out. There was no reason for it." While teams will certainly rely on their own medical staff to determine Ford's long-term health, he showed off his unique blend of athleticism at his Pro Day, recording a 35½-inch vertical, 10-foot-4 long jump, 29 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and 4.59 on his first 40-yard dash attempt and 4.54 on his second after measuring in at 6-feet-2, 244 pounds. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/17/14 - 2014 Pro Days: Auburn's Robinson, Ford to draw a crowd...Ford, rated as a late first round prospect by NFLDraftScout.com, was ascending on most lists after highlighting a productive 2013 season with a great Senior Bowl. The 6-foot-2, 252-pound Ford collected 10.5 sacks for the Tigers last season, second in the SEC only to Missouri's Michael Sam, and had dramatic game-ending tackles against Texas A&M and Georgia. He followed that by impressing scouts at the Senior Bowl workouts and then earning Defensive MVP honors in the game with two sacks. Ford also created a tsunami of attention at the combine by calling out South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney as a "blind dog in a meat shop."
"We're not saying the dog can't run, we're saying that dog can't find the meat," Ford said shortly after Clowney, NFLDraftScout.com's top-ranked player and the No. 1 defensive end in the 2014 draft, blistered the Lucas Oil Stadium turf with a 4.53 40 time. "I want everyone to understand it wasn't a personal shot. ... We're laughing about it. I was just speaking matter-of-factly about it."
At 6-2, 252, his build doesn't fit the prototype 4-3 end. He is not trained dropping into coverage and scouts project a steep learning curve if used in a "Joker" pass-rushing role ala Von Miller of the Broncos. As a 3-4 end, he can dodge blockers with lateral burst and straight-ahead speed, and his wingspan is very good for his height. Ford's workout is vital, as are follow-up private team sessions, to show position coaches and general managers he can develop into an every-down player. It will also go a long way toward showing he's healthy. - The Sports Xchange
03/17/14 - 2014 Pro Days: Auburn's Robinson, Ford to draw a crowd...Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson proved at the NFL Scouting Combine there are few things beyond his physical reach. Deemed unfit to complete workouts in his defensive line group in Indianapolis, Tigers teammate Dee Ford proved only that he isn't bashful about breaking down peers. "Right before the bench ... I'm warming up and they came and got me and said I'm medically excluded from working out. It's a medical precaution," said Ford of being a medical scratch eight days before Auburn's pro day Tuesday. The back did not seem to bother Ford for the past two seasons and the only notable physical limitation was a knee injury that kept him out of the first two games in 2013. "There is nothing wrong with Dee and he will show it," Adisa Bakari, Ford's agent, told The Sports Xchange on Monday. "He had a procedure on his back in 2011 and has played a lot of great football since then with no problem whatsoever. We were all surprised he was held out. There was no reason for it." - The Sports Xchange
03/17/14 - Auburn Pro Day: Lighter Dee Ford shows off speed, power...Ford, who was discouraged he didn't hit 30 reps on the bench, appeared to hush concern over his back. "There is nothing wrong with Dee and he will show it," Adisa Bakari, Ford's agent, told The Sports Xchange on Monday. "He had a procedure on his back in 2011 and has played a lot of great football since then with no problem whatsoever. We were all surprised he was held out. There was no reason for it."
A team in the market for OLB help might stack Ford's resume against that of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds. Worilds, the 20th pick in the second round (52nd overall) in 2010, ran 4.65 at the combine and at 6-1 1/4, 258, was a major projection from Virginia Tech's 4-3. On Tuesday, Worilds signed a $9.754 million one-year transition tender for the 2014 season. If drafted in the mid-20s as projected by NFLDraftScout.com -- to, say, the Chargers at No. 25 -- Ford would likely earn between $7.81 million and $8.01 million in his first four seasons. - The Sports Xchange
03/17/14 - Auburn Pro Day: Lighter Dee Ford shows off speed, power...Auburn edge rusher Dee Ford made a statement from the moment he stepped on the scale March 4th. Ford, who was scratched medically because of a back issue he and his agent called a precaution, weighed in at 244 pounds. Down from 252 at the NFL Scouting Combine 10 days ago, Ford intends to show teams he can convert from 4-3 defensive end to a 3-4 outside linebacker or hybrid pass rusher role. Ford is an explosive pass rusher but with limited repetitions dropping into coverage, his position drills Tuesday and in private workouts are vital to nailing down a first-round grade. Ford is rated No. 28 overall by NFLDraftScout.com.
Scouts expected him to test well and Ford didn't disappoint. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical, 10-foot-4-inch long jump, 29 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and 4.59 on his first 40-yard dash attempt and 4.54 on his second. Including all "edge" players in NFLDraftScout.com's rankings, Ford is behind South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney (No. 1), Buffalo's Khalil Mack (7), UCLA's Anthony Barr (10) and Missouri's Kony Ealy (17). Clowney had a 37 1/2-inch vertical, 21 bench reps, 4.53 40 time and 7.27 three-cone time in Indianapolis. Ealy's 6.83 three-cone stood out; he had a 31-inch vertical. Mack was timed in the 4.53-4.55 range Tuesday at Buffalo's pro day. - The Sports Xchange