Auburn DE Dee Ford put on yet another impressive pass-rushing performance Saturday in Auburn's 43-38 win over Georgia, giving NFL scouts another film-room eyeful of his explosive first step.
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He was credited with six quarterback pressures, an exceptionally rare one-game total, giving him 14 on the season. And his only tackle of the night was a strip-sack takedown of Georgia star Aaron Murray that helped kill an early drive. He worked from both edges of the Georgia offensive line, giving trouble at times to both Bulldogs offensive tackles. He harassed Murray almost exclusively with a speed rush off the edge, turning the corner with leverage and technique.
Ford (6-foot-2, 240 pounds) is considered an outside linebacker prospect for the NFL. He is the 28th-ranked senior NFL prospect on NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt's Hot 100 list.
The senior now has eight sacks on the season, and 11.5 tackles for loss, along with two forced fumbles. That puts him among SEC leaders despite missing the early part of the season with a knee injury.