Jimmie Ward Scouting Report
|School:||Northern Illinois Huskies|
|Height & Weight:||5'11 - 193 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||First Round|
2014 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Jimmie Ward, S , Northern Illinois
Excellent athleticism with quick, choppy feet in his backpedal. Smooth and fluid. Changes direction with ease. Elite pursuit angles. Tracks the football very well. Makes spectacular plays look routine. Absolute difference maker in the secondary. Can cover receivers in the slot. Above-average coverage skills for a safety. Showed up big at the Senior Bowl and more than held his own. Diagnoses rapidly and makes the correct snap decisions.
Play struggles with his back to the play. A little undersized, but has a solid frame. Looks to make the big hit. Leaves his feet too often to make tackles. Must wrap up and break down more consistently. Can fit just about anywhere on the field and do it all.
Ward projects as a late-first to early second round prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft.
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