NFL Draft 2010: Cleveland Browns: Profiling the 38th Pick: T.J. Ward

April 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

T.J. Ward  (5'10" 211)   Free Safety   Oregon

The Cleveland Browns have made free safety T.J. Ward the 38th pick in the NFL draft ahead of such highly ranked safeties as Taylor Mays of USC and Chad Jones of LSU.
Ward has struggled with ankle and knee injuries throughout his career, but scouts do like his knockout hitting and secure tackling.

The former Duck is a two-year starter who is an extremely tough, physical big hitter who excels against the run.
Ward is a former cornerback who is praised for having fantastic football instincts and can handle possession receivers in limited coverage but struggles changing direction. He doesn't have very good hands but gets to the balls.

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.
After graduating, he walked on at Oregon and suffered ...

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