Jihad Ward – 2016 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Jihad Ward

3-4 DE/4-3 DT

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
3-4 DE/4-3 DT Illinois 17 SR 3-4 Base

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'5 295 4.98 6'5 297 33 7/8 9 3/8

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
5.11 25 9'3 20 7.38 4.63

Overview:

Ward has really good size, he is a god tackler, and versatile, as I can see him being a 3-4 end, or a 4-3 DT. He has a non stop motor, and is in on every play. On the downside, he is a bit slow, also inexperienced as he only has 2 full seasons at Illinois under his belt, and he stuggled to get to the quarterback, and bring him down. With all that said, I expect Ward to be a mid round pick, maybe sneaking into the end of day 3.

Strengths:

Has great size

is a good tackler

has a non stop motor

is in on every play

Weaknesses:

On the slow side

gets manhandled at the line of scrimmage too much

Career Stats:

Games Played: 25

Tackles: 104

Tackles For Loss: 12

Sacks: 4.5