Paris Ford

S, Pittsburgh

  • Conf Atlantic Coast - Coastal
  • Jersey #12
  • Class RS Junior
  • HT 6'0"
  • DOB 06/06/1998
  • WT 190 lbs


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    Pittsburgh safety Paris Ford brings an interesting mix of exciting traits and inconsistency that makes forecasting his role in the NFL challenging. He’s a physical, aggressive, and athletic safety that plays the game with a ton of enthusiasm and urgency. He demonstrates good ball skills with the range and fluidity to be an asset in coverage. Overall, he’s a tone-setter that loves contact and is capable in coverage. Unfortunately, there are restrictions for each of his strengths. Ford is ultra-physical but he doesn’t arrive on schedule due to inconsistent angles and not arriving under enough control to avoid frequent missed tackles. He also lacks the size to be a true box safety and regularly play closer to the line of scrimmage. In coverage, Ford doesn’t have natural route-anticipation skills and he lacks comfort playing in deeper zones. If Ford can develop, he has the makings of an impact starter in the NFL. At a minimum, Ford should have a role in subpackages and provide quality special teams contributions. 

    Ideal RoleFord has a chance to develop into a starting safety in a split zone defense.

    Scheme FitSplit zone.

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