Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad defensive end Dee Ford of Auburn (30) sacks North squad quarterback Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech (3) during the first half of a game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn DL Dee Ford on Senior Bowl MVP performance: 'I made a little money'

All week during the practices leading up to Saturday’s Senior Bowl, NFL scouts from around the league raved about the performance of Auburn DL Dee Ford, On Saturday afternoon, Ford took things a step further by being arguably the most dominant player in the game in the South’s 20-10 win over the North team, earning him MVP honors.

In total, Ford accounted for two sacks, deflected a pass and showed his ability to chase down in the running game.

There’s no question that Ford cemented his status on Saturday as an early first round pick in this May’s NFL Draft.

And he knows that.

When asked about his outing, Ford made it very clear he’s aware that between his dominant play in 2013, this week’s practices and this game, he will be a very rich man soon.

“I made a little money,” he said.

A “little money” is a bit of an understatement after what we saw today.

Throughout the game, Ford made life for the North team a living nightmare, and there’s more of that to come for opposing NFL offenses in the near future.

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