Paris Ford
Paris Ford  S  Pittsburgh | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Paris Ford
Height
6-0
Weight
190
College
Pittsburgh
Position
S
Class
Junior
Home town
Pittsburgh, PA
68.0/100
Player Rating
29
PositionRank
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

40 time: 4.90 seconds
Height: 6-0 Weight: 190
Overall Rating: 68.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
62%
Run Defense:
70%
Coverage:
70%
Zone:
68%
Man/Press:
70%
DRAFT GRADE: 5th Position rank: #29
College Games: 29 College Snaps: 1305
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (84/100)
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