Auburn, AL, United States (4E Sports) – Auburn defensive end Dee Ford said in a radio interview that he is better than South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney, a clear-cut first-round draft pick and one of the top defensive prospects.
Ford told SiriusXM radio Sunday that the 6-foot-5, 266-pound Clowney who has an arm length of 34½ inches is just a physical specimen but plays like a “blind dog in a meat market.”
“People like to talk about size all the time. Size is pretty much overrated in my eyes,” said Ford. “People are just looking at the fact that [Clowney] is a physical specimen.”
The 6-foot-2 Ford, who recorded 10.5 sacks last season at SEC champion Auburn, insisted that he plays with better technique than Clowney.
“I play with a lot of technique,” Ford said during the interview. “I watch a lot of film. These are the things I do, and it shows up.”
Clowney was tabbed as the top overall draft prospect by Scouts, Inc. and was slated to go with the No. 1 pick to the Houston Texans in ESPN Insider Todd McShay’s latest mock draft.
Ford is listed as the No. 37 overall draft prospect by Scouts, Inc.