Justin Ford
Justin Ford  CB  Montana | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Justin Ford
Height
6-2
Weight
190
College
Montana
Position
CB
Class
Senior
Home town
Concord, NC
65.0/100
Player Rating
97
PositionRank (DB)
4.51
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
2
Interception YDS
46
Passes Defensed
5
Tackles
30
Sol tackles
18

Justin Ford CB Montana | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Justin Ford CB Montana
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.51 seconds (44%*)
Overall Rank: #430 Position Rank: #97 (DB)
Height: 6-2 (94%*)
Weight: 190 (38%*)
Weight: 190 (38%*)
Hands: 8 3/8 (4%*)
Arm: 30 6/8 (25%*)
Arm: 30 6/8 (25%*)
Span: 74 2/8 (45%*)
Span: 74 2/8 (45%*)
Bowl Invite: Hulu Bowl
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.51 seconds (44%*)
Overall Rank: #430 Position Rank: #97 (DB)
Height: 6-2 (94%*) Weight: 190 (38%*)
Hands: 8 3/8 (4%*) Arm: 30 6/8 (25%*)
Span: 74 2/8 (45%*)
Bowl Invite: Hulu Bowl
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 65.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 46.4
Tackling:
67%
Run Defense:
74%
Coverage:
77%
Zone:
65%
Man/Press:
70%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #97
College Games: 28 College Snaps: 1502
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 84.57 Stars 247 RATING: 84.57/100
Draft Profile: Bio
Justin Ford attended Cox Mill High School and was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.846, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Ford opted to join Montana.

In 2020 as a freshman Ford saw action in just 2 games and played a total of 50 snaps at cornerback for the Grizzlies. He recorded only 9 tackles, no assists, while adding 6 stops. In coverage Ford notched up one pass breakup, no interceptions, and a very good QB rating when targetted of 60.9.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 13 games and logged 748 snaps for the Grizzlies. He made 36 tackles, 3 assists, and had 13 stops. In coverage he totaled 7 pass breakups, an outstanding 9 interceptions, and an outstanding QB rating when targetted of 33.8.

In 2022 as a junior Ford played in 13 games and contributed on 704 snaps. He chalked up 27 tackles, 7 assists, and added 11 stops. In the secondary Ford forced 5 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and gave up a very good QB rating when targetted of 57.9.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Plays with the natural balance and ultra-quick feet to mirror underneath, and he’s tremendous at reading routes and reading quarterbacks.
  • Shows good instincts when facing the action in zone coverage, and Ford has solid ball skills.
  • Alert defender for zone coverage, showing good understanding of route progressions occurring behind him and a quick burst downhill to break on underneath passes in front of him.
  • Extremely aggressive to come up and put his body in traffic to make tackles.
  • Trusts his eyes with very good awareness. Has very good reaction skills to break quickly on the ball.
  • Aware in the red zone, stays on the back line to take away fade throws. Capable of making quarterbacks pay for late throws.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Fails to maintain inside technique in man coverage. Not a press corner.
  • Needs work on backpedaling to prevent defenders from getting behind him.
  • NFL teams are going to test him deep early on, and he’ll also be prone to flags since he’s grabby downfield.

Justin Ford percentiles vs other Cornerback's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Justin Ford (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
389.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
117.0