Paris Ford
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Paris Ford
Height
6-0
Weight
190
College
Pittsburgh
Position
S
Class
Junior
Home town
Pittsburgh, PA
68.0/100
Player Rating
30
PositionRank (DB)
4.9
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
3
Interception YDS
34
Passes Defensed
3
Tackles
41
Sol tackles
30

Paris Ford S Pittsburgh | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Paris Ford S Pittsburgh
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Zone Slot/Nickel Safety
Last Updated: 03/16/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.90 seconds (1%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (40%*) Weight: 190 (12%*)
Forty: 4.90 (O) (1%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Last Updated: 03/16/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.90 seconds (1%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (40%*) Weight: 190 (12%*)
Forty: 4.90 (O) (1%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 68.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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QB Rating When targeted: 74.0
Tackling:
63%
Run Defense:
67%
Coverage:
67%
Zone:
65%
Man/Press:
66%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th
Overall Rank: #141 Position rank: #30
College Games: 29 College Snaps: 1305
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 84/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 96 Stars 247 RATING: 96/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.0 (98%)
LosAngeles Rams Signed as an undrafted free agent by LosAngeles Rams
Strengths
  • Reads the QB and gets good breaks on the ball. Bigger hitter than his slight frame implies. Closes quickly and generates explosion.
  • While built more like a cornerback than a safety, he has the vision, range, hitting ability, and ball skills teams want at free safety in the pass-heavy NFL.
  • Gives up his body in run support with a very good closing burst.
  • Lean, athletic build with plenty of room for additional muscle mass. Legitimate NFL-caliber athlete.
  • Quicker than he is fast but has a burst to close in zone coverage and plays physical at the line in man.
Weaknesses
  • Has very inconsistent tackling technique and too often just throws himself at the lower body of the ballcarrier instead of wrapping up.
  • Has a cornerback body and needs to continue to get stronger to be more effective shedding blocks.
  • Needs work on backpedaling to prevent defenders from getting behind him.
  • Short stature will hurt him in jump-ball situations against taller, stronger NFL receivers.
  • Lacks the bulk and size to hold up against linemen inside at the next level. Will leave his feet or duck his head at times, leading to missed tackles.
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How other scouting services rate Paris Ford (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
83.1
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
15.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.