A four-year producer for the Clemson Tigers, wide receiver Jacoby Ford has speed to burn and could be a formidable deep threat on the game's highest level. To close his career, he posted back-to-back seasons of eerily similar statistical production. In 2008, Ford finished with 55 catches for 710 yards and four touchdown receptions. His 2009 effort: 56 grabs, 779 yards and six scores through the air.
- Vertical threat
- Dynamic return specialist
- Blazing fast: 4.28-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine
- Adjusts well to poorly thrown passes
- Stronger than his size suggests
- Willing blocker
- Above-average hands
- Route-running ability needs work
- Faster in a straight line than he is laterally quick
- Blocking needs work
- Size: 5-foot-9, 186 pounds - probably limited to a slot role in the NFL
- Still a little raw
Expected draft placement
Speed kills, and NFL teams crave a track star that is also a capable football player. Ford will probably be drafted in the late third round or early fourth, but size and positional limitations could relegate him to the fifth round.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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