Draft Rewind 2014: Dee Ford, Kansas City Chiefs

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DEE FORD: Auburn, 6021 252 4.56. Two-year starter. An explosive playmaker who would fit nicely into a 3-4 rush linebacker position. Plays like he sat on a fire ant colony. Does his work on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Made his presence felt during the season, in the BCS national championship game, and the Senior Bowl – the scouts’ trifecta. Plays square on the line of scrimmage in the run game with good lateral quickness and change of direction. Can dip and bend the edge as he flattens down the line. Plays best with his hand on the ground. Will burst and launch to make a tackle. Undersized for a run playing defensive end. He needs to develop a counter to the speed rush he can go to on a more consistent basis. Could use his arms more effectively as a pass rusher. A leverage player who keeps his pad level low. Needs to get more core strength to handle the rigors of the NFL’s power off tackle in the running game. May be engulfed by tight ends on Sundays. 2013 stats: 29 T, 14.5 TFL, 10.5 sacks, 2 FF. Medical exclusion at Combine, lumbar spine. First/second round. (A-32 7/8, H-10 1/4, BP-29, SS-4.59).

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