2017 NFL Draft big board: Top 10 wide receiver prospects

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Sep 24, 2016; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Isaiah Ford (1) is tackled by East Carolina Pirates defensive back Travon Simmons (3) during the first quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 24, 2016; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Isaiah Ford (1) is tackled by East Carolina Pirates defensive back Travon Simmons (3) during the first quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

6. Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech (6-2, 195) — Film Grade: 78.5

Quick Take: Ford is getting overlooked by many as one of the top receivers in this class. However, the former Hokie had steadily been one of the best receivers in college football over the past three years.

Coming out of his break, Ford shows quick feet and good burst and can create separation with double moves and sharp breaks out of his routes. He also has the speed to make plays downfield.

In fact, the strength of Ford’s game is his ability to make big plays over the top of the defense. The former Virginia Tech standout does a fantastic job contorting his body to adjust to the ball in the air. Ford can make receptions in tight spaces, but he will struggle at times if defenders out muscle him at the catch point.

Ford has good length and size for the position, but he does need to get stronger. He could add more weight so he can hold up better when having to box out defenders and make contested catches.

Traits: 1. Athletic Ability (9/10)  2. Play Speed (8/10)  3. Play Strength (3/5)  4. Hands (7/10)  5. Release (4/5)  6. Route Running/Separation (8/10)  7. Downfield Ability (4.5/5)  8. YAC (6/10)  9. Impact/Production (8/10)  10. Contested Catches (7/10)  11. Ball Adjustment (10/10)  12. Size/Catch Radius (4/5)

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