Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by buck:Jimmie Ward from Northern Illinois
Yes, do this. People get sore over the idea of Reid sliding to SS, but he will be perfect there, and safeties need to be interchangeable anyway. Ward can also play NCB better than Rogers... who would be cut or restructured anyway. I still feel Spillman can be good at S, if ever given enough chance.
Jimmie Ward SS 5-11 192
Ward had a very good Senior Bowl. He is the best coverage safety in the draft.
In the last two years, Ward has defended 31 passes--10 picks and 21 passes broken up.
Those are cornerback numbers in pass defense.
It also looks like he can tackle.
He has had 199 tackles--127 solo and 72 assists--with 3.5 tackles for a loss, and two forced fumbles.
Still aways to go, but I like this kid.
[ Edited by buck on Jan 27, 2014 at 8:32 AM ]