Height: 6-2
Weight: 280
40: 5.13
Year: 4Sr

Akeem Ward

School: Winston-Salem State
Position: DT
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior after totaling 54 tackles/13 tackles for loss/6 sacks with two pass breakups. Junior totals included 29/11.5/4.5.
Positive: Undersized yet quick defensive lineman who can be used as a three-technique tackle or two-gap end. Stout at the point of attack, shows power in his lower body and has the ability to push blockers off the line. Keeps his feet driving up the field, moves relatively well and fluid chasing the action out to the flanks. Flashes athleticism, covers a good amount of area on the field and effectively plays with good lean.
Negative: Displays limited moves getting around opponents, does not effectively use his hands and easily disrupted from plays by the initial block. Lacks balance and on the ground too much. Tends to get tall and lets blockers inside him.
Analysis: Ward took his game to another level in 2011 and offers the movement skills and overall ability to be used in a variety of positions on the defensive line. He's a solid developmental prospect who should be stashed on a practice squad.

Updated 4/28
RankRndNamePosYear
11stLaremy Tunsil
Mississippi
T3Jr
21stJalen Ramsey
Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
111stJack Conklin
Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
Louisville
DT4Sr
211stPaxton Lynch
Memphis
QB4Jr
221stMackensie Alexander
Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr