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2014 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs signs 1st round pick Dee Ford

The pass rusher from Auburn was the No. 23 overall selection in the draft.

Wesley Hitt

The Kansas City Chiefs have officially signed rookie pass rusher Dee Ford, their first round pick, to a five-year contract via the team's official website.

The total value of the contract is expected to be four years and $8,158,700 with a team option for a fifth year.

Ford comes in with high expectations, having been Kansas City's top selection and the 23rd pick overall. During his senior season with Auburn, Ford led the SEC with 10.5 sacks, helping the Tigers reach the national championship game before losing to the Florida State Seminoles.

At 6'2' and 250 pounds, Ford is expected to blossom into a monster pass-rusher off the edge who has elite speed. He has been timed running  a 4.53 40-yard dash, the same time as one Jadeveon Clowney. Of course, it was Ford who made headlines when he claimed he was the better player, calling Clowney a "blind dog in a meat market."

Ford is the last of the Chiefs' rookie class to sign with the team. Also, Ford will wear No. 55 with the team.

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