Covering Dixie: Rodney Gardner, Ramik WIlson, Pat Dye, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up.Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Gardner discusses the big hole the Tigers need to fill to replace outside linebacker Dee Ford, who was selected last week by the Kansas City Chiefs as the team's first-round 2014 NFL Draft pick. (The Montgomery...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs grab Phillip Gaines with third-round pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs selected defensive back Phillip Gaines from Rice in the third round of the NFL draft Friday night, helping a pass defense that was shredded by Indianapolis in the playoffs. Kansas City was in need of safety help after losing starter Kendrick Lewis in free agency. It is possible that Gaines could ultimately make the switch to that position. "It...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New Chiefs OLB Dee Ford wants 'to be a Hall-of-Famer'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The legend says that Dee Ford once locked himself in a room for six months -- a little chunk at a time, we hope -- and wouldn't come out until he had mastered the keyboards. Mastered it. He was 12 years old. Kid got good. "Crazy good," James Ford Jr., Dee's older brother, said, "within a span of six months. So it took a lot of mental toughness...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Former Auburn Tiger Dee Ford Get Phone Call From Kansas City Chiefs Telling Him He’s Been Drafted

It’s a special moment that is usually only witnessed by a select few, but thanks to video, we get to experience it, too. Former Auburn defensive end Dee Ford was drafted Thursday evening by the Kansas City Chiefs with the No. 23 selection in the first round of the NFL Draft. Moments before commissioner Roger Goodell announced the selection on the Radio City Music Hall stage in...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hate the pick all you like, but the Chiefs filled a position of need with DE Dee Ford

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Before you throw another brick at the TV, consider this: Dee Ford pressed 225 pounds 29 times at his pro day. He ran a 4.53 in the 40-yard dash. His vertical leap? A cool 35 1/2 inches. At the NFL Scouting Combine, Jadeveon Clowney benched 225 pounds 21 times. Khalil Mack ran a 4.65. Kony Ealy ran a 4.84, benched 225 pounds 22 times and jumped 31 inches. If he...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 1st Round Fantasy Football Impact

After all of the debates and trade rumors, the Houston Texans drafted Jadeveon Clowney with the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Look out Andrew Luck, JJ Watt and Clowney are coming at you two times each season! The St. Louis Rams followed that up with Greg Robinson to protect Sam Bradford, who faces the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks defenses 6...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs draft Auburn DE Dee Ford in first round

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs selected Auburn defensive end Dee Ford with the No. 23 overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, landing a potential replacement for Tamba Hali or Justin Houston. With only one selection in the first two rounds, Kansas City was thought to be trying to trade out of its pick. But general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid wound up...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs select Dee Ford in the first round

The Kansas City Chiefs made their first-round selection on Thursday night, taking Dee Ford out of Auburn. In the coming month, there will be plenty of coverage of the newest member of the Chiefs. But in the meantime, here are five things to know about the 3-4 outside linebacker: 1. Ford was a 3-star recruit out of Odenville, Alabama. He signed to play outside linebacker at Auburn...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft First Round Grades: Kansas City Chiefs

23rd Overall Pick: Dee Ford, DE/OLB, AuburnI was expecting a wide receiver right here. I'm not quite sure why they spend a first round selection on a pass rusher with Houston and Hali already on the roster. They did need a third rusher to go behind them, but was it really worth a first round pick? On top of all that, Ford was pretty much a consensus second round prospect, though...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: DE Dee Ford Selected By Kansas City Chiefs

Dee Ford - DE Auburn, 6’2″, 252 LBS, 32 7/8″ Arm Length Drafted Round 1, Pick 23 , Kansas City Chiefs Played all 13 games as a true freshman in 2009 Recored 10.5 sacks in only 11 games in 2013 NFL Impact: Ford has very good burst and acceleration against the run to beat blockers on the snap. He plays with fantastic energy and speed and has a motor that does not stop. He...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

When discussing edge rushers, need is strong word for Cardinals

TEMPE, Ariz. -- It's funny how some narratives take on a life all their own, becoming accepted truth. Take the Cardinals' dire need for an edge rusher. Is it really that dire? The Cardinals could certainly use an eventual replacement for defensive tackle Darnell Dockett. Dockett turns 33 this month and his cap hit balloons to $9.8 million in 2015 (the last season of his deal...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

File Profile: Dee Ford

Name: Dee Ford                      Height: 6ft 2in. Weight: 252lbs College:  Auburn Defensive End/Outside Linebacker * 29 Tackles, 14.5 for loss (2nd in SEC) and 10.5 Sacks in 2013 (2nd in SEC) * 2014 Senior Bowl MVP 2014 NFL Combine 40 Time: 4.55 Vertical Leap: 35.5 inches Bench Reps (225lbs.) 29 reps Good at quickly getting lateral to quarterback. Great...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Houston Texans

Round 1 Pick 25 (S.D.): Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (B) ICON SMI *This draft will include trades. He can play OLB and DE and will do more than replace Antonio Smith. The post 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Houston Texans appeared first on TopSportsReport.
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dee Ford and Jake Matthews on Texans Pre-Draft Visit List

Dee Ford The Houston Texans have added two new names to their Pre-Draft visits in offensive tackle Jake Matthews from Texas A&M and Auburn defensive end Dee Ford.  Reports are that Ford has already had his visit with the Texans which included a workout and marked the second time they have met with him. The 6-2 and 252 lbs. defensive end was a key piece for the Auburn defense...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn DE/OLB Dee Ford Visiting Falcons Tuesday

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Auburn DE/OLB Dee Ford is visiting the Falcons Tuesday. Ford has also met with the Patriots, Saints, Colts, Texans and Buccaneers. Ford is an explosive athlete who could find himself sneaking into the first round because of his pass-rushing ability. Atlanta’s first two picks are at No. 6 and No. 37, although GM Les Snead is not...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at who Saints are taking with 27th pick in various mock drafts

Figuring out who will still be available at 27 is as big of a guessing game as the lottery, but that doesn’t stop everyone and their grandparents from posting a mock NFL draft on the internet. I am guilty of it too. Because the Saints pick so deep in the first round there isn’t much of a consensus specifically because availability changes so much with each mock. I did want to...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Path to the Draft: Edge Rusher

Prior Installments: Safety Tight End If you have stuck with me through the last two installments, we took a look at a number of guys at each position that could be selected by the Cardinals sometime in the draft. This week we examine the outside pass rusher that many expect Arizona to take early. After an offensive heavy free agency, the Cardinals could very well go defensive heavy...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons rumors: Atlanta will draft pass rusher in second round according to draft guru

It's no secret that the Atlanta Falcons need help on both the offensive and defensive lines despite the additions made in free agency. Next up the draft and the Falcons hold the sixth overall pick and have three selections in the first seventy picks in a draft that is according to the experts, the best for many years.Although mock drafts will change over the next few weeks, currently...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Three Options In The NFL Draft

The Atlanta Falcons are about a month away from making their first selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. A lot of things can change in the next month that could affect the decision Atlanta makes. Things can change, but will not change is the Falcon’s dire need for a pass rusher. Finding a guy that can collapse a pocket off the edge should and will be the Falcons number one priority...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Mock Draft with a Twist – Pigskin Paul

Pigskin Paul – Draftnik I am not a big fan of Mock Drafts. I always feel like they are a lot more work than they are worth. With trades and so many front office changes every year the process of putting together an accurate sample Mock Draft seems not only daunting, but highly speculative. And since I do not have inside team contacts it stacks the odds even more against my being...
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Dee Ford says he can fit in a 3-4

For pass-rushing defensive ends who have thrived in a 4-3 system, graduation to the NFL could take out of play teams that run a 3-4 front. Auburn defensive end Dee Ford insists that shouldn’t happen for him. And he has reached the point where he’s not thrilled to talk about it. Asked to identify the question he’s sick of being asked during a Friday visit to Pro Football...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dee Ford Scouting Report

Dee Ford DE Auburn #30 Ht: 6’2″ Wt: 252 All of our scouting reports are limited to our premium customers. If you would like access to all of our 2014 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Comments: What you see is what you get with Ford. He’s a pure speed rusher and certainly capable of making an impact at the next level but he probably isn’t going to be a three-down...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Mack Wows, Ford Gets his Chance and Garoppolo Throws on March 4th Pro Days

The Pro Day circuit continues on, with the second day of scheduled Pro Days featuring a handful of big names. Khalil Mack made Buffalo a must-stop on the Pro Day schedule, and put on a 40-time show for scouts there. After not being able to test at the combine, Dee Ford did every drill at Auburn’s Pro Day and certainly didn’t disappoint. And while working out at Northwestern’s...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dee Ford drops by FOX Football Daily

Former Auburn defensive end Dee Ford joins us in-studio to explain which position he could play in the NFL.
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots talk special teams with projected first-round pick Dee Ford

Auburn defensive end Dee Ford will be a hot commodity in May. While he has met with the Patriots, the team talked special teams with the projected first-round pick.       
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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