This late comer is flying under the radar. At the one prectice I was at he really impressed me with his ability to accelerate from a dead stop.
He'd run a hook pattern, stop, snag the ball, turn and blast off at what looked like full speed. It was shocking.
Keep an eye on him this Friday night.
Here's the bio of the 26 year old who is 6' 182 lbs:
Acquired: Signed by the Ticats as a free agent on June 10, 2007
Was drafted by Green Bay after his senior season in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft (256th overall). Spent two seasons (2003-2004) on the practice squad with Green Bay and Chicago before moving on to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005. Did not make a reception in his three seasons in the NFL but played 10 games for the Eagles in 2005 mainly on special teams where he recorded 3 tackles.
College: At Toledo he caught a school-record 79 passes for 1,062 yards and a school-record tying nine touchdowns in 2002 as a senior. He was named second-team All-MAC as a senior. For his career, Ford had 149 receptions and 17 TDs. He had a career-high 10 catches at the 2002 Motor City Bowl.