Battering Ram, T.J. Ward, Strives To Be a Starter For Cleveland Browns Defense

June 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Browns rookie safety T.J. Ward was the 38th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and has his eyes locked on the starting free safety position.
T.J., whose first name is Terrell, is a product of the famed De La Salle (Calif.) high school program where he didn't start until his senior year, and then suffered a season-ending knee injury.
During his career at Oregon he struggled with knee and ankle injuries, but scouts loved his toughness, big hitting, and support against the run when he was in the lineup.
He was a bone-crunching, helmet-busting hitter who went full-speed all the time, and several of his big hits are memorialized here on YouTube.
Ward is a former cornerback who has been praised for having fantastic football instincts and the ability to diagnose plays.
The major knock on Ward coming out of college, aside from his injury history, was his inability to cover receivers.
He quickly impressed the Browns coaches with his pass coverage ability, including an int...

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