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NFL Draft Report Dream Team: Ward

Jimmie Ward (Michael Chang/USA TODAY)

Northern Illinois' Jimmie Ward might be too small to play strong safety but he's got the range and playmaking prowess to excel at free safety. His play is broken down in 15 phases in the most extensive scouting report available outside of the general manager's laptop.

While most teams still list Northern Illinois' Jimmie Ward among the 2014 draft crop's strong safeties, the Huskies standout's athleticism, smallish frame, impressive quickness and ability to make big plays roaming the field seem better suited for the free safety position in the National Football League. He adds to his resume, not only with his versatile skills that have seen him play every...

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