2014 NFL Draft Preview: Ranking the pass rushers by round based value

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Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) is tackled by Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford (30) during the first half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

1. Dee Ford Auburn (Round 1)

Ford may be the most overrated player in this draft. Yes he is quick off the edge and has a lightening fast first step, but he only had 10.5 sacks last season and only 20 20.5 for his entire five year career at Auburn. He has minimal rush moves and his only approach is to beat his man outside. He has shown little ability to stop the run which makes him more likely a 34 outside linebacker, although he has played with his hand in the dirt most of his career. I graded Ford as a Round 2 talent and while his great season will make him a sheer lock to be a top round selection it also hurts his value in my opinion.


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