Giants Depth Chart Giants Roster

Jihad Ward | 55

OLB | Illinois | New York Giants
Ht: 6051 / 6' 05" | Wt: 287 | Upd: 03/16/2023


Birth Date: 03/11/1994
Age: 29
Original Team: OAK
NFL Entry: 16 02 044
NFL Exp: 8
Depth Chart Key: U/Jax

Player History

05/16 OAK D/C signed
05/18 DAL trade from OAK
09/18 DAL waived
09/18 IND P/SQ 1-2
09/18 IND activated 2
10/18 IND IR 8
10/19 IND waived
10/19 BAL FA
11/20 BAL Covid-19
12/20 BAL activated 13
03/21 BAL UFA
03/21 JAX UFA signed
12/21 JAX Covid-19
01/22 JAX activated 16
03/22 JAX UFA
03/22 NYG UFA signed

Ourlads' Profile:

2016 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JIHAD WARD: Illinois, 6051 297 5.12. Two-year starter from Philadelphia, PA. A junior college transfer. A work in progress with the raw tools to make a ball club as a developmental player. Can get inside push as a pass rusher. Has light feet and relentless sideline to sideline effort. Gets work at both defensive tackle and defensive end. A versatile athlete who has a chance to fit into a front rotation once his pro physical development can get him on the field. He will upgrade the size and speed of a declining starter for a ball club. Can improve his hand use. Inconsistent to separate from a blocker. Question instincts and reaction quickness at times. Can fit in as a tackle or defensive end. We project a left end run stuffer in a 4-3 scheme. Senior Bowl notes: Has good length and a quick first step. Played with quick feet and balance during drills and team periods. Did well as a 3-technique rusher in one-on-one situations. Needs more punch consistency. 2015 stats: 53 T, 3.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 2 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FF. Edge speed:left 2.13, right 2.04. OSR:20/28 for defensive tackles. Fourth/fifth round. (A-33 7/ 8, H-9 3/8, BP-20, 10-1.76).