Denzel Ward – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Denzel Ward

CB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
CB Ohio State 12 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'11 184 4.5 5'10 183 31 1/4 8 3/4

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.32 39 11'4 16 DNP DNP

Overview:

Ward finished his career at Ohio State, where he played in 38 career games, had 67 tackles, 2.0 for loss, and 24 pass breakups. He has good speed, is a good cover cornerback, a solid tackler, and has good instincts. He is also a special teams standout, a defensive play maker, and a difference maker on defense. He is very physical, and does not back down. He is also a relentless defender, and a ferocious defender. On the other hand, he is not known as a ball hawk, and he is a bit undersized, but that does not hurt his game. With that all said, I see Ward being a top 10-15 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

A hard hitter

Good in coverage

A solid sure fire tackler

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A tough nosed player

Has good insincts

Has good speed

A special teams standout

A defensive play maker

A very relentless defender

Does a good job of breaking up passes

Very physical

Does not back down

Very ferocious defender

A relentless defender

Weaknesses:

Not known as a ball hawk

Undersized a bit

Career Stats:

Games Played: 38

Tackles: 67

Tackles For Loss: 2.0

Interceptions: 2

Pass Breakups: 24