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49ers select Jimmie Ward, DB, Northern Illinois, 30th Pick

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Round 1
30th Selection
Name: Jimmie Ward
Position: SS
School: Northern Illinois

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The 49ers selected S Jimmie Ward.

SS or Slot Corner?

[ Edited by JimHarbaugh on May 8, 2014 at 8:47 PM ]
Good pick
  • bors
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Sooooooooooo. What's his deal
  • Chief
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Nickel DB, free roaming center fielder and good pick.

[ Edited by Chief on May 8, 2014 at 8:47 PM ]
Ward (5-foot-10 3/4, 193) was a third-team All-American in 2013, finishing his career with 11 interceptions, four forced fumbles and four blocked punts.

He started at corner as a sophomore, and safety as a junior in senior, but still covered the slot in passing situations.

Ward ran 4.47 at the Huskies' Pro Day, adding a 38-inch vertical and 10-foot-5 broad jump.

Built identically to Patriots FS Devin McCourty (5'11/193), Ward has also drawn Kenny Vaccaro comparisons for his versatility and man-cover skills, and is arguably a better tackler than both of them.

Recovering from foot surgery, Ward is expected to be ready for training camp.
[ Edited by SofaKing on May 8, 2014 at 8:42 PM ]
I think this guy would have been available with our 3rd round pick.
Love that people think he is going to stay safety.


Originally posted by WINiner:
I think this guy would have been available with our 3rd round pick.

Nope. Most had him slated to go late 1st-early 2nd.

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