Jihad Ward   #51 DE

Height: 6-5   Weight: 287   Age: 25

Born: 5/11/1994 Philadelphia , PA

College: Illinois

Experience: 4th season

High School: Edward Bok Area Vo-Tech HS [Philadelphia, PA]









Combine 2016


  • Bench Press20.0 reps
  • 3 Cone Drill7.38 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash5.11 Secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.63 secs
  • Vertical Jump25.0 inches
  • Broad Jump111.0 inches


Can play both end spots and has bumped down inside to tackle as well. Has room for even more muscle on his frame. Great effort throughout the play and will continue his chase until whistle blows. Length and down­-the­-line quickness give him expanded playmaking range. Urgent closing burst to the ball. Full force tackler with thump behind his pads. Keeps feet moving and active throughout his pass rush. Can become a quality edge-­setter with a little lower pad level. Has some pass rush reps showing ankle flexion to turn corner at 45-degree angle. Won?t let tight ends punk him. Better pick man than twister in tackle/end and end/tackle twists. Traits are there and teams likely to be patient with his development.


Has tools to set a harder edge but isn't there yet. Inconsistent contact balance. Lays on blocks longer than he should. Needs to keep working on controlling the rep with better hand work. Long legs get caught up in trash around the line of scrimmage. Below average at protecting against cut blocks. Instincts very much a work in progress. Could use nasty glass­-eater mentality at point of attack. Doesn?t flash the mean to impose his will. Not a natural counter puncher as pass rusher once initial try is stuffed. Won't always accelerate into contact as pass rusher limiting his power potential.