He has good size and better than average speed for a safety.
At the Senior Bowl, Ward played safety and he functioned as a slot cornerback.
In the past two years, Ward has demonstrated exceptional ball skills.
The chart below shows the top 15 defensive backs in defending the pass.
Players are ordered by passes defended per game.
Ward is ranked #8 on this list. He is the only safety in the top ten.
I believe we need a safety with good ball skills.
[ Edited by buck on Mar 7, 2014 at 8:26 PM ]