Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic
40 Time: 4.42
Biography: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign. Senior totals included 195/1032/8 on the ground and 19/130/2 as a pass catcher. Junior numbers included 246/1499/13 on the ground and 17 receptions. He topped the century mark in rushing the past three seasons and leaves college as the MEAC?s all-time rushing leader. Injured his knee last December during the team?s playoff game.
Positives: Short yet explosive ball-carrier who consistently runs north-south. Patient, waits for blocks to develop and runs underneath his pads. Rarely off his feet, shows strength in his lower body, and keeps his feet driving up the field. He runs with an aggressive style, displays better than average speed turning the corner, and has a nice burst. Works runs on the inside and effective catching the ball. Gives effort as a blocker.
Negatives: Not creative or elusive for a smaller back. May not be able to take a pounding at the next level. Coming off a knee injury.
Analysis: Ford was incredibly productive on the small school level and offers a variety of skills for the NFL. Potentially a situational back if his knee is healthy next year.
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