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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02/20/14 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 21. Dee Ford, DE, Auburn, 6-2, 243, 4.67, 1...Always respected by coaches and teammates, Ford finally became an obvious force to the rest of football in 2013 as an undersized edge rusher, finishing the regular season with 12.5 tackles for loss, including 8.5 sacks. He is a fluid athlete with impressive burst, agility and underrated strength. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
02/19/14 - Dee Ford is not dreading his arrival on the NFL's big stage. The NFL Combine begins Thursday and the former Auburn defensive end is ready to perform and show he's worth a first-round selection rather than the fulfilling the early second-round projections many experts have him slotted. "I'm not nervous at all," Ford said Tuesday on the NFL Network. "I'm prepared, I already know I'm trying to go there and shock the world. That's something I've been preparing for, for a long time. I feel like if you're not prepared then you're nervous, but I'm prepared." Ford blew past offensive tackles with relative ease during Senior Bowl preparations and again in the game itself. He picked up Defensive MVP honors in Mobile and has been training for the upcoming combine ever since.
Ford jumped on most teams' radar in Mobile and as a result took some pressure off himself heading into the NFL Combine, where he will be quizzed by scouts as much as he will be tested in the 40-yard dash and in the weight room. Ford has been "really working on that speed" in the weeks leading up to the combine. "It's a great opportunity to really show how athletic you are," Ford said. "I'm going to take advantage of every drill, so I'm working on every drill and I'm there to compete. I want to win every drill. I want to have the best time. I'm not looking over this thing. I know I can play football, but I want to show my athleticism, too." Ford recorded 10.5 sacks, finishing second only to Missouri's Michael Sam during his senior season in the SEC. His explosiveness off the edge as a pass rusher, especially his first step and improved counter moves, sticks out to the scouts. - Brandon Marcello, The Huntsville Times
01/25/14 - Derek Carr and David Fales both threw touchdown passes and Auburn's Dee Ford racked up two sacks in the South's 20-10 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl on Saturday. The showcase game for top senior NFL prospects was mostly dominated by the defenses, including big plays from two defenders from national runner-up Auburn. Ford polished off his week by twice sacking Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas in the first half and Chris Davis had an interception. Ford, who also had a pair of sacks in the national championship game, was named the game's MVP. Alabama receiver Kevin Norwood caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Fales of San Jose State and received the South's Most Outstanding Player honors.
Wisconsin's James White scored on a 1-yard run with 6:04 left in the game for the North's only touchdown. He was selected the North's MOP after rushing for 62 yards on 11 carries. Ford also batted down a pass in the backfield when the North was buried deep in its own territory that would have been a sure touchdown if he'd held onto it. Offensively, it looked just like what it was: an all-star game with players trying to get in synch with a few days of practice. The quarterbacks with the fewest mistakes won the day after the South built a 20-3 lead. - AP Sports
01/25/14 - 2014 Senior Bowl: Auburn's Dee Ford headlines list of Risers-Fallers...Dee Ford, DE, Auburn - Ford impressed with a chiseled build at 6-foot-2, 243 pounds during the weigh-in and was virtually unstoppable off the edge during the practices, showing burst, bend and closing speed. He was the most dynamic player on the field during the game, itself, recording two sacks and timing a leap to knock down a pass to earn MVP honors. Ford's dominant week boosted his stock at least a full round and could result in a top 32 selection. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/25/14 - MVP Ford leads South to Senior Bowl win...Auburn defensive end Dee Ford won Senior Bowl MVP honors with two sacks in the South's 20-10 victory over the North on Saturday in Mobile, Ala. Quarterbacks Derek Carr of Fresno State and David Fales of San Jose State each threw a touchdown pass for the South, but Ford capped a dominant week in practice and the game. He also batted down a pass by Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas deep in North territory in the first half. Auburn cornerback Chris Davis added an interception for the South. Davis was the hero of the Iron Bowl game in November when he returned Alabama's failed field goal attempt for the winning touchdown on the final play. Named the South's Most Outstanding Player was Alabama wide receiver Kevin Norwood, who caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Fales.
Carr threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Colorado State tight end Crockett Gillmore on the South's opening drive and was 7 of 12 for 45 yards in the game. Auburn's Cody Parkey kicked 50- and 39-yard field goals for the South. Wisconsin running back James White was named the North's Most Outstanding Player after scoring on a 1-yard run with 6:04 remaining in the game. He finished with 62 yards on 11 carries. It was not the greatest day for quarterbacks, who combined to throw five interceptions. Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo, a late sub for Alabama's AJ McCarron, was 6-of-11 passing for 32 yards and Miami's Stephen Morris completed 10 of 18 for a game-high 89 yards but was intercepted twice. Clemson's Tajh Boyd was 7 of 16 for 31 yards and an interception and Thomas was sacked five times. - The Sports Xchange