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2015 NFL Draft: Scouting Terron Ward, Oregon St. Running Back

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A scouting report on Denver Broncos Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward's younger brother Terron Ward.

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

We at Mile High Report received a special request from Denver Broncos Pro Bowl Safety T.J. Ward. He asked us to do a scouting report on Oregon State running Terron Ward. Terron is T.J.'s younger brother.

Ward is a 5'7", 196lb running back from Oregon State University. He played four seasons at Oregon State and put up some good numbers. He had 337 career carries for 1,843 yards(4.9 yards per carry) and 22 rushing touchdowns. His 1,843 career yards rushing ranked 12th in OSU history. He also had 87 career receptions for 664 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also contributed some in the return game by returning 22 kick returns for 465 yards(21.1 yards per return). His best season came in 2014 when he totaled 696 yards rushing and 10 rushing touchdowns. He added 29 receptions for 229 yards. Ward was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention team in 2014.

Terron Ward

Running back, Senior, Oregon State

Height: 5'7" Weight: 196lbs 40 Time: 4.41

20 Yard Dash: 2.64 seconds 10 Yard Dash: 1.60 seconds

Bench Press: 20 reps Vertical Jump: 29 1/2"

Broad Jump: 8'11" 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.29 seconds

3-Cone Drill: 7.20 seconds

Film Room:

Scouting Report:

Strengths:

  • Has a nose for the end zone. Had 25 career touchdowns while at Oregon State.
  • Speed. Ran a 4.41 at his Pro Day.
  • Runs with Power despite his size.
  • Never gives up on a play. Keeps his legs moving.
  • Versatile. Can run the ball, catch the ball, and be a returner.
  • Plays tough and gets the tough yards.
  • Hard to tackle. Can slip underneath taller tacklers.
  • Willing pass blocker
  • Cuts smoothly
  • Good balance
  • Loves the game and is a reliable and dependable player
  • The Force is strong in his family

Weaknesses:

  • His size/stature will be the biggest issue for teams
  • Not an every down back in the NFL
  • Will need to improve on making defenders miss in the open field
  • Durability could be a concern because of his size
  • Tore his meniscus at the end of 2014, missing two games

Does Terron Ward fit with the Broncos?:

He could.

Ward compares pretty well to Atlanta Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers, San Diego Chargers running backs Branden Oliver and Danny Woodhead, and of course with Philidelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles. I believe Ward can find a niche on the Broncos offense like those players have for their teams.

He could help out in the passing game, be a third down/change of pace back and help out in the return game.

Plus Ward hopes the Broncos always win, so I already want him on the team.

Growing up, I was a big Niners fan.  I grew up in the Bay Area.  Now I root for the Broncos since my brother plays for them.  I hope that they always win.

Ward could go in the late rounds of the NFL Draft, but most likely will be an undrafted free agent. He will get a shot from some NFL team, and I hope the Broncos decide to reunite the Ward brothers.