Jimmie Ward improves as well as, remarkably, even more long lasting with age.
The 49ers’ leading draft choice in 2014, he is their longest-tenured gamer on a progressively vibrant lineup.
He is just one of the of the NFL’s many underrated safety and securities, as well as he is getting in the last year of his 3rd agreement.
His future, which of the 49ers’ security ports, doubt. That placement might be a leading concern in following week’s draft.
BEST OF THE BEST
Notre Dame’s Kyler Hamilton has some predicting him as the highest-drafted security because the late Sean Taylor went No. 5 total in 2004. Hamilton is a three-time All-American whose athleticism, reactions as well as total effect most likely cast him past the 49ers’ reach, considering they do not have a first-round choice as well as would not trade up for a first-round security.
That caution most likely methods Michigan’s Dax Hillside (4.38-second 40-yard dashboard) will certainly additionally fly off the board with his modern convenience.
CHECKING OUT HRS
The 49ers generated Penn State’s Jaquan Brisker for a check out Tuesday, among 30 such prospects enabled per group in the pre-draft procedure. Brisker (6-foot-2, 206 extra pounds) ran a 4.49-second 40 at the incorporate, so the Nittney Lions captain is not blazing quickly. He had 5 interceptions as well as 10 takes on for loss in 3 periods at Penn State after moving from an area university. His 34 1/2 -inch upright dive at the incorporate rated 12th amongst safety and securities
RAPID SAFETY AND SECURITIES
Clocking the fastest 40 times at the incorporate were Maryland’s Nick Cross (4.34 secs), Louisiana’s Percy Butler (4.36 ), Baylor’s J.T. Woods (4.36 ), Toledo’s Tycen Anderson (4.36 ), Georgia’s Lewis Cine (4.38 ), as well as Michigan’s Hillside (4.38 ). Others that checked well in all facets were Baylor’s Jalen Pitre, Illinois’ Kirby Joseph, Iowa’s Dane Belton, as well as Florida A&M’s Markquese Bell.
TELEVISION DRAFTNICKS’ SIGHT
” The security placement ended up being far better than we expected.”– Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN
” It’s better than it’s ever before been since it’s such a room video game, as well as you require tacklers. You require individuals back there that can cover as well as individuals that can deal with, and afterwards if you have the convenience to be able to do numerous points, cover in the port or compare with limited ends, I simply believe it’s never ever been more crucial to have individuals like that.”– Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network.
Jimmie Ward, Talanoa Hufanga, George Odom, Tarvarius Moore
Evaluation: Ward, that’ll be 31 this period, lately shared Instagram video clips of his top plays from last period. He regreted exactly how he might amass extra acknowledgment, as well as he wrapped up that even more turn overs (4 occupation interceptions) would considerably assist. The 49ers have yet to re-sign Jaquiski Tartt for a 8th period, which is not a straight representation of him going down a prospective interception in the NFC National Championship. The 49ers enjoyed exactly how the mix of Ward as well as Tartt– previous senior high school colleagues in Mobile, Ala.– supplied a complacency as well as strong interaction in the additional in the middle of continuous turn over at cornerback. Hufanga blinked guarantee yet additionally insurance coverage concerns as a newbie, yet his around-the-ball visibility appeared ideal when he racked up off an obstructed punting for a playoff win in Environment-friendly Bay. Odom became a special-teams ace as well as qualified security with the Colts, netting him a three-year, $10 million handle cost-free company. Moore’s climb from special-teams ace to a starting-caliber security was postponed last June with a season-ending Achilles tear.
Round One (none), 2 (No. 61 total), 3 (Nos. 93, 105), 4 (No. 134), 5 (No. 172), 6 (Nos. 187, 220, 221), 7 (No. 262).
EARLIER SNEAK PEEKS
Wednesday: Protective ends
Thursday: Pass receiver
Friday: Running backs
Saturday: Limited ends
Sunday: Offending line