Nick Ford
Center from Utah 2021 Draft Profile
Nick Ford
Height
6-5
Weight
315 lbs
College
Utah
Position
C
Class
Senior
Home town
San Pedro CA
84/100
Player Rating
1
PositionRank
5.1
FortyYD Time

Nick Ford C Utah Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Plays with appropriate wide base and intelligence, instincts and agility to seal the edge. Aggressive extending with power to punch and looks comfortable in space.
  • A better than expected athlete who steadily improved in pass protection. Stout at the point of attack and maintains a wide base.
  • Awareness is above-average for his limited experience. Sells trap block and can turn to seal. Fluid getting to and adjust at the second level.
  • Solid positional run blocker who flashes the nasty demeanor and killer instinct scouts covet.
  • Has the feet to adjust when he anticipates what's coming. Effective trapping and bends at the knees with adequate core strength to absorb the bull rush. Can clear a path at the second level if he hits the target.
  • Has good footwork and technique. Balanced and agile pass protection set with excellent hand placement.
  • Good natural athleticism, knee bend and fluid lateral movement to mirror college defensive ends.
  • A smooth mover and covers a lot of ground, working hard to mirror rushers; agile and keeps his feet moving.
Weaknesses
  • Loses leverage battles and plays with high pad level. Can be late off the snap.
  • Needs to prove his worth in a straight-ahead running game.

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