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2021 NFL Draft Prospect: Paris Ford, S, University of Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh safety Paris Ford is one of the best safeties in the country. He is only a junior this year, but let me tell you this kid is a future draft pick.

I love when a player is from the city he plays college football. Growing up in Buffalo, New York, my dream was to play for the University at Buffalo. Paris Ford is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, and he wound up being a great player for the college right down the road from where he grew up.

Ford’s cousin Treyvon Hester is a Defensive Lineman for the Washington Redskins, so his family understands what it takes to make it to the next level.


Paris Ford was a beast in high school at Steel Valley. He was one of the nations elite prospects and was an Under Armour All-American. He had tons of offers but decided to stay home. He was a decorated player on both offense and defense in high school. He was so athletic and he put up big time numbers. He scored 22 touchdowns five different ways. His senior season the most impressive thing was he had 6 interception returns for touchdowns. That is impressive, and guess what he stayed at Pitt!

Pittsburgh has a stacked team and this kid is as talented as they come. He would redshirt as a freshman, but in 2018, he would end up playing in 9 games as a reserve cornerback. He only racked up 5 tackles as a redshirt freshman.

Paris Ford would blow up in 2019 though. He established himself as one of the most prolific rising stars in the country. He led the team in tackles with 97 and finished with 11 pass break-ups and 3 interceptions.

Ford was a candidate for the Jim Thorpe Award which is given to college football’s best defensive back. This year, Ford will be able to come out, and if he has another year like he did last season, there is no doubt in my mind he should leave.

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:

I am a huge fan of Paris Ford, the kid is a gamer. Ford is a game changing defensive back, with great ball skills and will make you pay if you try to come across the middle. Ford is a sound tackler, and a player I honestly feel should consider coming out early. The Pitt football team has about 7 players on their team this year that are absolute studs. Ford is a top safety if he decides to leave. Remember his name, because I know he will ball out in 2020. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds, Owner

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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