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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Jacoby Ford - Oakland Raiders

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JACOBY FORD: Clemson, 5087 186 4.25. Two-and-a-half year starter. Rare vertical speed with sudden quickness. Can make the overhead catch. Early during the Senior Bowl practices he played high in and out of his breaks, not dropping his weight. A hand catcher. Needs route refinement. Catches mostly horizontal routes in the spread offense. Gets up the field quickly after the slip screens, etc. Small target. Needs to improve his route running and learn the nuances of vertical routes. Appears to struggle carrying his pads. Doesn’t look 4.25 on the field. Can be dangerous in space, but is not particularly elusive. Better than average hands that will drop passes crossing over the middle. Has skills as a punt returner. In 2009 he had 56 catches for 779 yards, 13.9 yards per catch, and 6 touchdowns. OSR:6/37. Fourth/fifth round. (A-29 1/4, H-8 7/8, VJ-33 1/2, SS-4.47).