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San Diego Chargers Meets With Auburn LB Dee Ford at Senior Bowl


Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford (30) celebrates during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game against the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers are looking for some pass rush help on the roster. The pass rush was lacking with injuries to Melvin Ingram and Dwight Freeney during the year. When they were on the field, the defense looked much better. We need more players on the roster that can get to the quarterback.

During the Senior Bowl, the Chargers are looking for more players that can get to the quarterback. One player that could be of interest to the Chargers is Auburn LB/DE Dee Ford. The Charges scouts met up with him during Senior Bowl practices this week.

Ford measured in at 6-foot-2, 243 pounds and is projected to be taken in the 2nd round of the draft. He is quick off of the edge and has been doing well in Senior Bowl practices. Here are some of the remarks from the Senior Bowl:

Dee Ford is owning the team period. So damn fast.

Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 22, 2014

Dee Ford is crazy fast, but he’s a lot more than that too. Love his awareness and how he uses his arms to frustrate the QB

— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 22, 2014

Ford’s speed off the edge would be perfect in passing situations. Imagine how much he could learn from Dwight.