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Jerome Ford

Jerome Ford

RB - CLE

Age: 22College: Cincinnati

2022 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 15th
Draft Rank (ECR) #347
Best / Worst #256 / #386
ADP N/A

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Fifth round pick, 5'11", 210lb, 29.1 BMI, 22.4yr, 4.45 forty. Went 2.02 in RW/RW rookie mock in Feb to @fantasy_mansion.

Jerome Ford's draft stock rose during the 2022 Senior Bowl, putting him in a solid position to earn Day 2 draft capital come April. PFF NFL draft analyst Mike Renner went as far as tabbing Ford a top-five back in the class, and the praise is warranted based on how he showed out his senior season.

The Cincinnati Bearcats running back posted the ninth-highest dominator rating (27%) in the class on the back of 1,300 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns.

The Alabama transfer's 21% career dominator rating hardly does him justice considering he played alongside other NFL backs until this past season.

However, he failed to follow up his all-star game performance with worthwhile combine testing. His 4.46 40-yard dash (8th percentile) was blown out of the water by other backs in the class. But what was more alarming was Ford's lack of explosiveness in the jumping drills.

The Bearcats back's 31″ vertical (14th percentile) and 118″ broad jump (54th percentile) does create concern that Ford won't be able to stand out in a crowded backfield. He ran into similar issues in college, based on his lowly career college dominator rating.

Positives - Strong straight-line speed, Good play strength, Shows Good Hands
Negatives - Vision is hit or miss, can make a cut but is not elusive, Lacks experience in pass catching and protection

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