Denzel Ward – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Denzel Ward



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


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.


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


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