Three-year starter who earned Second Team All-ACC honors as a junior in 2016, breaking his own team record for receptions with 79 and adding 1,094 yards and seven touchdowns. Named First Team All-ACC in 2015, catching 75 passes for 1,164 yards and a school-record 11 touchdowns. Honorable Mention All-ACC as a true freshman with 56 receptions for 709 yards and six scores.
Productive receiver with a nose for the end zone. Uses his hands to separate from opponents, displays a sense of timing and easily adjusts to the errant throw. Displays focus and concentration and reaches back to grab the errant pass. Looks the ball into his hands, makes the difficult over-the-shoulder reception and possesses soft as well as strong hands. Comes back to the ball to make himself an available target and is always working to come free.
Lacks a quick release off the line of scrimmage. Average route-runner with choppy footwork. Lacks the deep burst and true second gear.
Ford was a reliable receiver on the college level and possesses enough ability to line up as a third wideout in the NFL.