Dee Ford OLB/ DE Auburn

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    140 Dee Ford OLB 12 Auburn rSr 6-2 240 4


    Dee Ford, DE/OLB, Auburn

    He is Auburn’s most talented draft-eligible prospect, and it’s not very close. Dee Ford will have a big opportunity to prove he has the goods on Saturday. He will enter Neyland Stadium to take on Tennessee’s talented right tackle Ja’Wuan James. Ford brings a hot streak to this encounter, with 7 sacks in his last 5 games.

    After having his way with the likes of Cedric Ogbuehi in College Station, there’s no reason not to expect the same from Dee Ford this week. He has a terrific ability to convert speed to power and jolt blockers on initial contact. By knocking them off balance, he gains the upper hand and can work speed moves to the outside. What’s impressive is the discipline and intelligence with which he rushes. He can set up moves and always keeps pass blockers guessing.

    Dee Ford has the distinction of being a preseason watch list player for me but then really disappearing from my notes until recently. Now that I've had time to dig in and focus on the Auburn defense, I'm falling in love. Ford is a natural pass-rusher, and he's athletic enough to stand up and play in a 3-4 or slide in as a situational rusher in a 4-3 front. He has a postseason grade in my top 100.
  2. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    He's a great player, for sure, but one thing I dont like - and I'll say this about a lot of guys - is that he's simply older than a lot of those he goes up against. He's a senior and been in the program for four years.. Guys like that should be dominant.

    Doesn't mean he won't be a good player on Sundays, but I'm always hesitant with guys like that.
  3. bosley88

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    agree with future...not a high pick but if he fell deep into the draft i wouldent mind having him ......Wasent selvie a sr at USF.....
  4. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I'll keep an eye out for him saturday. I haven't really watched much of Auburn yet.
  5. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Dee Ford | Defensive End
    Team: Auburn Tigers
    Age / DOB: (22) / 3/19/1991
    Ht / Wt: 6'2' / 246
    RECENT NEWS's Albert Breer writes that Auburn senior DE Dee Ford "has a chance to really help himself" in this weekend's SEC Championship game.
    "He's a niche player at the next level, an undersized pass rush-type that's still developing as a run defender," an AFC area scout told Breer. "And that limits him in where he can go, and who drafts him. And he has injury history. But he's more explosive off the ball than (former Auburn DE Corey) Lemonier, who went to the Niners. I really like his burst, his explosiveness, and he'll need to get better refining his technique and pass-rush moves. He wins now with speed." Breer adds that Ford, who has suffered through the discomfort of a preseason knee injury all season, should be as healthy as he's been all year on Saturday. Dec 6 - 6:00 PM
  6. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I don't care to much about age in terms of a 2nd contract or anything like that; however, if you're projecting a player to get bigger, there is a much greater chance that a 22 year old is going to grow; whereas a 26 year old is probably much closer to maxed out already.

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