The NFL regular season is right around the corner and with that, KC Kingdom is providing you with a player profile up until week one kick off. Today’s featured player is 2014 first round draft choice Dee Ford.
How did Dee Ford end up as a Kansas City Chief?
As mentioned above, Ford was Kansas City’s first round selection in this year’s draft. He was taken with the 23rd overall pick. Fans seemed a bit surprised when Roger Goodell called Ford’s name at the podium, mainly because it seemed like the Chiefs were set at the defensive end position. Ford signed his contract with Kansas City a few weeks ago and is officially a member of Chiefs Kingdom.
Obviously Ford doesn’t have any NFL stats, but he had an impressive senior season with the Auburn Tigers. He recorded 29 tackles, 10.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles during his final season as a Tiger.
While many fans seemed upset with the selection of Ford, I was excited about it. You honestly can’t have too many good defensive players on a roster and I think Ford will be a great addition to Kansas City’s defense.
The only negative part is that drafting Ford might lead to a difficult task of having to cut ties with Tamba Hali after the upcoming season. For the time being though, it should be nice to see Ford learn from some incredible defensive players and hopefully he’ll pick up on how to destroy opposing offenses.
Oh and fun fact – Dee Ford originally chose to wear number 90 and then switched to 55. Why is that important you ask? Well number 55 is the number that Derrick Thomas wore during his years at Alabama.
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