Auburn’s Dee Ford named MVP of Senior Bowl

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The South won the Senior Bowl 20-10. And Auburn’s Dee Ford won the day.

Ford officially ended his collegiate year on a high note. He was named the Senior Bowl MVP yesterday.

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Ford arguably helped his draft stock the most of any player in the game, especially after he showed his ability and versatility during last week’s practice. Ford’s two-sack effort made him this year’s MVP.

Ford’s versatility and elite athleticism has proven he’ll make it in the NFL, not necessarily as just a defensive end. Ford could be a mean outside rush linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. Several are debating whether he can be a prototypical defensive end because of his size. The answer is: he can be great in either defensive scheme. He’s athletic enough to switch to a rush linebacker (he’ll have to learn coverage), or he can strictly be a rush end.

Several other SEC players competed in the game, but no one former SEC player helped his draft stock more than Ford.

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