2014 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about JIMMIE WARD:
Northern Illinois 5105 193 4.46 Three-year starter. A competitor who loves the game and is always around the ball. He collected 7 interceptions and had 10 pass deflections in 2013. A run-through-the-target type tackler. A reliable and disciplined safety who is instinctive and always in position. Takes good run support on pursuit angles. Will sacrifice his body to take out the lead blocker. Equally as skilled up on the line of scrimmage or back in halves coverage. Huskies’ leading tackler. A sticky coverage safety who will get in a tight end’s back pocket. Plays well in the slot and is competitive when asked to play man-to-man coverage. Shorter than ideal for a strong safety. Has an injury history over his career.
2013 stats: 95 T, 7 INT, 1 FF. Medical exclusion at Combine, right foot. Second/third round. (A-31, H-9 3/8, VJ-38, SS-4.24).