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Jimmie Ward
Selection30 (30 overall)
SchoolNorthern Illinois
High SchoolDavidson (Mobile, Alabama)
Player Background
Named a 2013 Third-Team All-American and to the All-MAC First Team ... 2013 semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award ... Earned All-MAC First-Team honors in three straight seasons (2011-13) ... Recorded at least 95 tackles in final three years of career, leading the team in stops in 2012 (104) and 2013 (95) ... Collected seven of 11 career interceptions in 2013 to tie for second-most in the nation ... 2014 NFL Draft combine participant ... Only performed the bench press, posting nine reps ... Impressive tackler ... Not afraid of contact ... Great hands ... Makes plays on the ball ... Lacks ideal size and speed ... Not very strong in man coverage.

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