Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma
Hello Bleeding Green Nation!!!!!! It is an honor to be front paged. I am picking at number 11 (you know why). Let’s start shall we? I might have picked Devin White if the person in front of me didn’t take it. So I have to go to Bengals’ second need in OT. So I am picking Cody Ford.
Let’s start and hope you enjoy.
Reasoning: Cody Ford is the second best OT in this draft. Now I am not very good at explaining things. So like the winner of last year INeedAUserName (congrats BTW) I am going to link a few videos and articles. Anyway the main reason I chose him is because outside of linebacker (which I was going to pick) the second biggest need for the Bengals is offensive tackle. Now you may be asking “Why Cody Ford, he should stay at guard which the Bengals have no need.” To that I say “He got injured a lot when he was atgGuard and did a remarkable job at tackle including a first team All-Big 12 nod, and a 3rd team Associated Press All-American Honor.” You want some else to help me explain? Well here you go. Meet Coach Evans:
With their new head coach Zac Taylor, a Sean Mcvay hire, being of course offensive minded Devin White most likely isn’t a realistic pick anyway. Taylor will most likely start by fixing the Bengals offensive line which is not great at all. It was so bad last season that it led to Andy Dalton getting injured for the rest of the season. Your playmakers aren’t good if the o-line is trash. The Bengals offensive stats last season: 23 points per game, (17th) 310.8 total yards per game (26th), 205.6 passing yards per game (24th), and 105.2 rushing yards per game. (site says 105.1 but when added up it was one shy of 310.8) Those stats are not really good. It all comes from the fact that the o-line and injuries were a problem for the Bengals last season.
Freshman (2015)- He was redshirted.
Sophomore (2016)- Played 3 games however a fractured fibula ended his season.
Junior (2017)- Played in 12 games including 4 starts at guard.
Senior (2018)- Played 14 games
Player Comparison: Brandon Brooks
Yep. His player comparison is none other then our very own Brandon Brooks. Many people say that he is very close to Brooks. Brooks played right tackle in college but is a Pro Bowl guard (exact opposite of Ford) and both are light on their feet for such a big blocker.
- Extremely rare combination of size mass and athleticism
- Broad body carries good weight and thickness from calves to shoulders
- Top prospect off Joe Moore Award winning offensive line
- Experience and tools to play tackle or guard
- Good pop into initial contact
- Power to bulldoze down blocks and open the gap
- Plays with plenty of nasty
- Natural bender
- Adequate lateral quickness for backside cutoffs
- Smooth climbs with ability to redirect and land on moving targets
- Eye-popping downfield speed vs
- Baylor on screen play
- Potential to stay mirrored to top athletes with more experience
- Power and flexibility to continue to improve in recoveries
- Maintains standard of effort throughout the rep.
- Pass sets will need additional work to make it as an NFL tackle
- Had some troubling reps against Alabama defenders
- Displayed panicky feet against speed alterations and inside feints
- Can be more effective with use of length in pass protection
- Tardy, wide hands give his frame away to opponent’s length
- Needs better core engagement for improved balance
- Loses focus and gets overextended in run game
- Could use better patience in second-level approach
- Surprisingly average balance through contact
- Can do a better job of adjusting assignments when needed
- Body control is all over the place
Anyway those are his strengths and weaknesses. Most of the time the strengths outweigh the weaknesses and in the case of Cody Ford I think he will.
He has the skill set to become a great offensive tackle in the league. His strengths vastly outweigh his weaknesses. I have full confidence he will develop as a great tackle in the league.
Spider graph looks pretty good doesn’t it. It will translate to the NFL level.
Let’s take a look at some of his gifs shall we?
"Is Cody Ford athletic enough to play tackle in the NFL?"— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) January 14, 2019
My column: pic.twitter.com/sfWl8zkUFH
Cody Ford is a nasty/violent/heavy handed OL.— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) January 27, 2019
Consistently jolts and rocks DL on contact. Breckyn Hager is a senior with 47 games at Texas and get tossed around like this?! Whoa. (And yea, you fall down - Ford is coming to get you! OL checks and balances )#2019NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/Z4I34da1JM
Alright now let’s take a look at his NFL Combine numbers.
40 Yard Dash: 5.21
Bench Press: 19 reps
Vertical Jump: 28.5
Broad Jump: 104
3 Cone drill: 8.27 seconds
20 yard shuttle: 4.87
Now some Combine film:
Oh that’s right. Since Cody Ford is an o-linemen they don’t have stats. Pity. Would’ve helped make my point. Oh well.
Anyway that is Cody Ford for you guys. You may call this a terrible pick because it was not BPA but drafting for need. So what? The Bengals have lots of needs to not get them in the draft. Besides the needs they have aren’t readily available in free agency so better to do it in the draft. Now that we got that out of the way I hope you enjoyed this relatively short write up about Cody Ford. I had fun doing it. I will most certainly do it next year. Hope you enjoyed and see you later Bleeding Green Nation!!!!
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2019 BGN Mock Draft Order
1) Cardinals (Philliesandthebees): Kyler Murray
2) 49ers (SakPrescott): Nick Bosa
3) Jets (thealien2696): Quinnen Williams
4) Raiders (SisyphusNoMore): Josh Allen
5) Buccaneers (EAGLESBSU): Montez Sweat
6) Giants (ablesser88): Dwayne Haskins
7) Jaguars (20Safety_Hazards): Jawaan Taylor
8) Lions (89Tremaine): Ed Oliver
9) Bills (drc242): Jonah Williams
10) Broncos (ItownBallers22): Devin White
11) Bengals (Phoenix X Maximus): Cody Ford
12) Packers (Palaniappan K M)
13) Bengals (wildcatlh):
14) Falcons (Happy24):
15) Washington (roberticus0):
16) Panthers (Triumph McCloud):
17) Giants (KevinDont):
19) Titans (Big Schmoopie):
20) Steelers (J. Wil):
21) Seahawks (NickfoleonDynamite):
22) Ravens (GMinTraining):
23) Texans (EaglesRock94)
24) Raiders (SummersInVA):
25) Eagles (I Need a Username):
26) Colts (Nolo0oo):
27) Raiders (SLC Eagle):
28) Chargers (LBCeaglesFan!):
29) Chiefs (Boxer Madness):
30) Packers (Kephas):
31) Rams (Matthieuck):
32) Patriots (Zett_66):
Now it’s time for you to vote for who YOU think the Bengals should pick in the 2019 BGN Community Consensus Mock Draft.
Who should the Cincinnati Bengals draft at No. 11 overall?
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2019 BGN Community Consensus Mock Draft
1) Cardinals: Kyler Murray
2) 49ers: Nick Bosa
3) Jets: Quinnen Williams
4) Raiders: Josh Allen
5) Buccaneers: Montez Sweat
6) Giants: Dwayne Haskins
7) Jaguars: Jawaan Taylor
8) Lions: Ed Oliver
9) Bills: Jonah Williams
10) Broncos: Devin White