Prospect Profile: Marvin Ward

Marvin Ward School: Northwestern
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 208 40: 4.62 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three-year starter who's been used at both cornerback and safety. Senior numbers included 65/3/14.

Positives: Well-built defensive back prospect who flashes ability. Smooth transitioning to run with opponents, locates the ball in the air and possesses good hands for the interception. Efficient, takes good angles to the action and quick to help defend the run or screen plays. Solid backed off the line of scrimmage, facing the quarterback.

Negatives: Lacks top playing speed and usually a half step behind opponents. Quick coming out of his backpedal, marginal ball skills and poor tackling technique.

Analysis: While flashing ability the past three seasons, Ward's game has been plagued with inconsistency. Possesses enough cover skills and athletic abilities to be given consideration in the late rounds as a nickel back at the next level.

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