Thursday, May 8, 2014
2014 NFL Draft: 49ers Pick 30th, Select Jimmie Ward
The Niners found a replacement for free agent Dante Whitner, and selected Safety Jimmie Ward out of Northern Illinois. Ward plays so much bigger than he is, is hyper productive at times, but is a smaller player in overall size. He plays the ball like a pro, he hits tough, and fears nothing. He is a prototype football player, and will make 49er fans very happy with his motor. He could be a day one starter with a great camp. More safeties went in the first round than anticipated, despite great corner depth early.