Opting to forgo a senior season, Cody Ford announced his intentions to enter the NFL Draft at the conclusion of the college football year. Now, the offensive lineman moves one step closer to making a dream come true by securing an invite to the 2019 Combine.
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— C. Ford (@Cody_Ford74) February 1, 2019
Stepping on to campus, Ford began a redshirt freshman campaign at left guard. Starting the first three games of the year, the talented prospect suffered a broken fibula against Ohio State on the first play of the game. Forced to the sideline, the tackle never set foot on the field for the remainder of the season. Continuing to progress despite the set back, Ford once again earned a starting role as a redshirt sophmore.
Claiming the starting position in four of the twelve appearances in 2017, the injury bug once again claimed a portion of the year from Ford. Keeping an eye on the prize, the big offensive lineman cemented himself in the trenches as a redshirt junior, starting all 14 games.
Impacting the game in numerous ways, Ford gained a reputation for being a nasty run blocker as well as pass protector. Anchoring the best offensive line in the country, the lineman quickly rose through the ranks as a potential first round pick. Now, it’s time to prove it to executives with measurables.