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Dee Ford
Team
Round1
Selection23 (23 overall)
PositionLinebacker
SchoolAuburn
YearSR
Born3/19/1991
Height6-2
Weight243
High SchoolSt Clair County (Odenville, Alabama)
Player Background
Earned First Team All-SEC accolades in 2013 as a member of the national runner-up ... Recorded 29 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and ranked second in the conference with 0.9 sacks per contest during breakout senior campaign ... Named the Senior Bowl MVP and most outstanding defensive lineman after making two sacks, breaking up a pass and applying impacting pressure on the opposition's passers and rushers ... Granted an extra year of eligibility after a back injury forced him to miss the majority of the 2011 campaign ... Bounced back to register 34 total stops, including 6.5 tackles for loss and six sacks as a redshirt junior in 2012 ... Displays an impressive burst to go along with adequate agility and strength ... Considered a pure speed rusher with toughness ... Lacks the size and leverage needed to hold his ground against more powerful tackles ... Drop back pass coverage ability is suspect ... Emerged as a leader and force as a senior to help the Tigers exceed expectations en route to the BCS National Title game.


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