The San Francisco 49ers made their first-round selection Thursday night, taking Jimmie Ward out of Northern Illinois. The selection of Ward continues the trend of general manager Trent Baalke filling his biggest need in the first round. Despite all of the pre-draft discussion focusing on the 49ers going wide receiver in the first round, their biggest need was finding someone who...
The reaction has been largely positive to the San Francisco 49ers taking safety Jimmie Ward out of Northern Illinois with the No. 30 overall pick. Love Jimmie Ward…one of the best nickel cover guys in the draft. Poor man's Earl Thomas coming out of Texas. — Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) May 9, 2014 #49ers select NIU S Jimmie Ward 30th overall. Was absolute ballhawk for Huskies...
It’s no secret that the Green Bay Packers need help at safety. After all, the team just went an entire season without a safety making a single interception. Furthermore, the team has never been able to adequately replaced former Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins, who suffered a career-ending injury in 2011. Since Collins departure, Morgan Burnett has been the Packers top safety but...
It is well known that safety is the top position of need for the Washington Redskins this offseason. The team cannot afford to roll with Bacarri Rambo or Reed Doughty as starters again in 2014. There is no need to even have Brandon Meriweather on the roster period.While the Redskins could chose to chase a safety in free agency, they would be wise to examine the options in the draft...
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