Jan 4, 2014; Newport Beach, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers cornerback Dee Ford (30) answers questions during Media Day at Newport Beach Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Dee Ford, DE, Auburn
Dee Ford‘s relatively small stature will likely result in a switch to outside linebacker. His pass rush ability is beyond question, but offensive linemen are bigger, stronger, faster and just overall better once you reach the professional level. Additionally, Ford has never made it through an entire season healthy making him a hesitant choice. Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier or BYU’s Kyle Van Noy may be wiser options for Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis. The talent is there for Ford, but I view him as one of the riskiest first-round talents in this year’s draft.