100 in 100: Jacoby Ford (55 of 100)

Clemson University has produced several top athletes in recent years in many of the schools atletic programs. Jacoby Ford is no exception. He has managed to make marks both in track and field as well as football. Ford broke several of the schools track and field records and was arguable the University's top sprinters. That is not where the buck stopped with Ford though. He was also on of the University's top wide receivers on the football team.

Most recently, Ford had a very good outing at the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine held just last week. He had the fastest official 40-time (as expected), and did well at other events proving that he could potentiall be a threat at the next level. Showing his agility, Ford also was a top performer in the 60-yard shuttle.

In 2006, Ford played in 12 of 13 games and managed to rack up 15 receptions for 187 Yards (averaging roughly 12 1/2 yards a catch). It wasn't exactly huge numbers but Ford definitely helped stretch the field his first year playing for the football team there and things would only get better from there. In 2007, Ford improved his nembers slightly but he had more attention for his accomplishments in track and field where he opened the curtains to let the spotlight shine on him. 2008 and 2009 were the years that Ford would really come in to his own in football. In those two years Ford would pull down 111 catches for 1489 yards capped off with 10 toiuchdowns. Ford also has close to 500 career rushing yards on reverses and things like that. The Clemson wide receiver also has piled up several yards in doing punt and kick returns as well.

Below, we'll take a look at Ford's highlights, stats and I'll provide a projection at the bottom of the post.

 

In this video you will see Ford being used similar to that of a Desean Jackson type of player. He is going to be able to hurt teams in his ability on offense and special teams. He has very good hands and it goes without saying super human speed. I think it wil be very interesting to see how well his game translates in to the NFL.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • Most of Ford's accomplishments have been in Track & Field.

CAREER STATS:

Stats Overview Receiving Rushing Fumbles
YEAR REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
2006 15 187 12.5 76 2 8 104 13.0 38 0 0 0
2007 17 310 18.2 52 4 14 172 12.3 53 0 0 0
2008 55 710 12.9 50 4 18 96 5.3 30 0 0 0
2009 56 779 13.9 77 6 18 122 6.8 17 2 0 0
2009 Regular Season Game Log Receiving Rushing Fumbles
DATE OPP RESULT   REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
9/5 Middle Tennessee W 37-14 3 70 23.3 43 1 1 9 9.0 9 0 0 0
9/10 @Georgia Tech L 30-27 5 109 21.8 77 1 2 1 0.5 4 0 0 0
9/19 Boston College W 25-7 6 36 6.0 29 0 2 17 8.5 9 0 0 0
9/26 TCU L 14-10 6 55 9.2 23 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
10/3 @Maryland L 24-21 5 37 7.4 17 0 2 19 9.5 17 1 0 0
10/17 Wake Forest W 38-3 1 51 51.0 51 0 1 4 4.0 4 0 0 0
10/24 @Miami (FL) W 40-37 2 37 18.5 26 1 2 16 8.0 14 0 0 0
10/31 Coastal Carolina W 49-3 4 45 11.3 36 1 1 10 10.0 10 0 0 0
11/7 Florida State W 40-24 5 53 10.6 23 0 1 8 8.0 8 0 0 0
11/14 @North Carolina State W 43-23 2 55 27.5 47 0 1 17 17.0 17 1 0 0
11/21 Virginia W 34-21 6 106 17.7 28 1 1 16 16.0 16 0 0 0
11/28 @South Carolina L 34-17 5 49 9.8 23 0 2 -1 -0.5 3 0 0 0
12/5 Georgia Tech L 39-34 3 32 10.7 15 0 1 4 4.0 4 0 0 0
2009 Postseason Game Log Receiving Rushing Fumbles
BOWL OPP RESULT   REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY BOWL Kentucky W 21-13 3 44 14.7 32 1 1 2 2.0 2 0 0 0

SUMMARY AND PROJECTION:

With a 40-time like Ford had in the Combine, there's always a chance that Al Davis could take him with the 8th overall pick. But if things stay in the realm of reality, Ford should see himself being selected in the 3rd Round or so. There is a chance that he could go a little before that round and possibly a little after... it just depends on what the trends are this year. It seems as though every draft there is a specific position that is more popular. Ford is 5'9" 186 LBS.

Possibilities -- High Pick: 2nd Round: Picks 55-64, Low Pick: 96-110, Best Pick: 3rd Round: 65-95.

 

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http://www.ninersnation.com/section/100-in-100-2010

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