Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford (30) in action against the Florida State Seminoles during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Round Two: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn
Dee Ford is a player widely expected to go mid to late in the first. When I saw him slip to the top of the second round I saw a player that has the kind of speed that is perfect for the LEO-6’2, 252lbs., and 4.59 40. He’s a bit undersized, but the pure speed of this prospect negates any kind of size concerns for me. Now he wouldn’t be an every down type of player at first, but he could be a pass rush specialist during his rookie year. He is an explosive pass rusher that has a great burst off the snap. He has the type of flexibility that allows him to flatten around and dip around blockers. He would be a fantastic addition to the defense and become a part of a pass rush that would include Chris Clemons, Jason Babin, and Andre Branch.