After Morrison Trade, Raiders Select WR Ford

After Morrison Trade, Raiders Select WR Ford

The Raiders traded veteran linebacker Kirk Morrison to the Jacksonville Jaguars for the 108th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. With the pick, the team gets great value with Clemson wide receiver Jacoby Ford.

The Oakland Raiders picked up Clemson wide receiver Jacoby Ford with the 108th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

The pick originally belonged to the Jaguars, but the two teams struck a deal, with the Raiders sending veteran linebacker Kirk Morrison to Jacksonville.

Ford is ranked the 12th best wide receiver, according to Scout.com's rankings. Although undersized at 5-9 and 186-lbs., Ford is considered to be one of the most dynamic weapons available in the draft. In four years at Clemson University, Ford compiled 1,986 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. In his senior year, Ford averaged 13.9 yards per reception and led the team with six receiving touchdowns.

At the NFL Combine, Ford ran the fastest 40-yard dash, regardless of position, at 4.28 seconds. He also has some value as a dangerous return threat.

Morrison was the Raiders' third round pick of the 2005 NFL Draft. In his five-year career with the Raiders, he led the team in tackles every season. However, in an effort to upgrade the team's struggling run defense, the Raiders drafted Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain with the eighth overall pick of this year's draft.

Morrison was a restricted free agent, but the team placed an original round tender (third round) on him early in the offseason.

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