Former first overall draft pick Eric Fisher arrived in St. Joseph Tuesday fully recovered from shoulder surgery, while the team's latest first round selection is enjoying his first two days at Missouri Western.
"I’m feeling great, man. Feeling great, getting back into the groove for when the vets come," rookie linebacker Dee Ford said.
The former Auburn Tiger finished with 14.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks during his senior season on the way to an SEC Championship.
Now after off-season workouts and two days of training camp with fellow rookies, Ford's itching to have the rest of his position group file in next to him.
"This is pass-rush city. I’m very excited. It’s going to be very fun."
A total of 35 players worked out on the grass fields at Missouri Western Tuesday morning. The final practice before the veterans arrive will be held Wednesday morning.
Even though training camp has just begun, Ford only has 18 practices left to impress the coaching staff, and he knows what they're looking for.
"I think what they want to see from any rookie is maturity and growing from OTAs and to mini camps and the little break until now. They want to see growth."