Biography: Part-time player the past two years. Senior rushing totals included 155 attempts/600 yards/7 TDs with 19 catches. Junior rushing numbers included 99/480/7.
Positives: Well-sized interior ballcarrier who?s shown flashes of skill the past four years. Runs behind his pads, keeps his feet moving and does a terrific job using blocks. Aggressively puts his shoulders into defenders and falls forward when tackled. Patient and consistently runs North/South.
Negatives: Not a natural receiver. Loses momentum when he must change direction and is not a quick cutback runner. Possesses a marginal burst of speed.
Analysis: Ford looks the part but was never the featured runner at Illinois or hasn?t met the expectations of NFL scouts. He possesses the skills to be a big-bodied rotational back in the NFL if he takes his game to the next level.
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