Trace Ford
Defensive End from Oklahoma State 2021 Draft Profile
Trace Ford
Height
6-4
Weight
248 lbs
College
Oklahoma State
Position
DE
Class
Junior
Home town
Edmond OK
62/100
Player Rating
30
PositionRank
4.75
FortyYD Time
Sacks
4.5
Fumbles Forced
2
Tackles
22
Sol tackles
15

Trace Ford DE Oklahoma State Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • Aggressive with good awareness to track the ball and attack. Tenacious, tough, competItIve and versatile.
  • Possesses accurate snap anticipation and timing to beat blockers off the edge.
  • Has the pursuit skills to stay in the action. Anticipates the snap. Country strong and very physical; seeks contact.
  • Offers some versatility, rushing from a two-and three-point stance with the playing speed to stand up in space. Flashes strength as a bull rusher and his energy doesn't plateau.
Weaknesses
  • Not a natural bender and lacks fluid change-of-direction ability. Plays with inconsistent pad level and is often knocked backward off the snap.
  • Rarely the first player off the snap, even when lined up over the ball, but his length, effort and short-area quickness still pressures double teams and helps penetrate gaps.
  • Doesn't change direction easily. Can be late off the snap.
  • Lean lower body - must improve core and leg strength. Suspect body flexibility and tight hips.
  • Never out of a play, but can get out of control and work himself away from the action.

How other scouting services rate Trace Ford (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
65.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
20.0