Jimmie Ward   #20 CB

Height: 5-11   Weight: 193   Age: 27

Born: 7/18/1991 Racine , WI

College: Northern Illinois

Experience: 6th season

High School: Davidson HS [Mobile, AL]

TCKL

24

SCK

0.0

FF

1

INT

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Combine 2014

Combine
Stats:

  • Bench Press9.0 reps

Strengths

Flies around the field. Aggressive run supporter. Shoots downhill and chops down ball carriers. Breaks on throws and shows short-area burst to close. Has quick hands to snatch interceptions. Confident and energetic. Productive -- registered 300 tackles and 11 INTs in three seasons as a starter. Has a special-teams mentality and four blocked kicks to his credit.

Weaknesses

Size is just adequate -- lacks ideal bulk and is built more like a cornerback than a safety. Can be a tick late diagnosing pass, gaining depth and digesting route combos. Lacks elite top-end speed. Has man-coverage limitations. Inconsistent downfield ball reactions with his back to the throw. Limited functional strength to discard blockers when he gets snagged. Shows lower-body stiffness in space. Has some maturing to do and needs to learn what it means to prepare like a pro. Could rub some people the wrong way.

5.12