Cody Ford Scouting Report

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Strengths:

  • Size
  • Athletic
  • Experience
  • Versatile
  • Great burst out of stance
  • Plays with violence
  • Plays with good bend
  • Elite lateral quickness
  • Work ethic

Weaknesses:

  • Feet get ‘panicked’
  • Average balance
  • Lacks body control
  • Hands get too wide
  • Will need better pass protection technique if playing tackle
  • Did not like Alabama tape

Analysis: Let me start by saying outside of one game, I absolutely love Cody Ford’s game tape. He is exactly what you want in an offensive lineman–powerful, nasty and athletic. His quickness is shocking for his size and he has the ability to mirror and match linebackers at the next level. He will come in day one and start at guard, but I can see a team get cute and attempt to play him at tackle (I wouldn’t, he’s a beast inside). He has a violent streak that is evident as soon as he bursts out of his stance. His tape against Alabama was shocking, because it was the worst game he played in college, but I look at that more as an outlier than anything else. He needs to play with more balance and control, but whatever team drafts him is getting a Pro Bowl-caliber guard as a rookie.

Size: 6’4 329lbs

Draft Rank: No.1 OG

NFL Comparison: Quenton Nelson (I had Nelson as an even better prospect coming out)

Draft Projection: Round 1

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