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Chase Ford Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On January - 29 - 2012
"2012 NFL Draft prospect, Chase Ford"Chase Ford

Miami

Ht. 6-6 Wt. 253

Strengths:  Chase Ford has excellent ball skills and sticky hands.  He very rarely drops a ball and shows good coordination in the air.  He’s a very savvy route runner and uses his big body well to shield defenders.  He has a good feel for sitting down in zone coverage and finds the soft spot of the defense and adjust to the ball well.

Weaknesses:  He’s a developmental guy that lacks explosion and straight-line speed.  He doesn’t get a good burst off the line of scrimmage.  He drifts into breaks and doesn’t gain separation in the initial stages of the route development. 

Bottom Line:  Ford is a project TE that I think can turn into a starting TE in the league in a couple of years.  If a team can afford to stuff him away on the roster or keep him on the practice squad he could contribute down the road.  More positives than negatives on this guy.

Draft Projection:  5

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