Dee Ford was regarded as one of the top players at the Senior Bowl after his performance as a defensive end. He dropped 10 pounds for his Auburn Pro Day and at 6-3, 244, can be considered a candidate to be a 3-4 OLB.
The owners always win when it comes after the franchise tag deadline. Other winners, Panthers' DE Greg Hardy. Losers? The Saints, who may pay more than they want or not get what they deem appropriate for Jimmy Graham.