Scouting Report: Jacoby Ford

Written by Rob Engle on April 12, 2010



Jacoby Ford


Position: WR School: Clemson
Height: 5’8 7/8" Weight: 186 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.24

Overall Grade:

5.63

Draft Projection:

Fourth Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 1.5
Speed 8 8
Quickness/Agility 10 9.5
Strength/Explosion 10 2
Athletic Ability 8 6.5
Durability 8 5
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 5
Toughness 8 5.5
Potential 10 7.5


Wide Receiver Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Route Running 10 7.5
Hands 10 8
Blocking 4 1.5
Short Routes 8 5.5
Deep Routes 8 5
Elusiveness/YAC 8 7



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Has electrifying speed, and is also a great return man. Better hands than advertised. Has great body control and can make the touch catch by contorting his body. Very tough and is a willing blocker, but he isn’t very good at it. Decent route runner and he separates well. Solid, compact build and good muscle tone. Great after the catch ability. Also showed the ability to run the ball effectively from the reverse. Willing to make catches in the middle of the field.

Weaknesses

Very short. Isn’t great at getting off press coverage. Body catches every once in a while. Probably won’t ever be a number 1 target. Is a willing, but poor run blocker- Better at just getting in the way.

Analysis

An ideal slot receiver who will be a match up nightmare for linebackers, safety’s and nickle backs. He’s extremely quick and gets open fast, but is also a deep threat. Will play a lot of roles and make some team very happy.

Experience

Ford was a two year starter for Clemson and saw significant playing time in every season.

Awards and Honors

2009: Second team All-ACC.
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2006: Clemson special teams player of the year.

Academics

Graduated in December of 2009 with a degree in Sociology.

Injuries

Missed most of 2007 with a broken ankle.


Receiving Stats
Year Rec Yards Avg Long TD Rush Yards TD
2009 56 779 13.9 77 6 18 122 2
2008 55 710 12.9 50 4 18 96 0
2007 17 310 18.2 52 4 14 172 0
2006 15 167 12.5 76 2 8 104 0



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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.