Ive watched an insane amount of niu football the last 2 1/2 seasons and I will say that Ward flashed now and again but in all honesty I rarely noticed him. Versus a guy like Mack who despite a smaller school was constantly grabbing your attention.
I look at Ward as a 3rd to 4th rd pick and would anticipate a Chris Hope caliber NFL career. Solid starter but im not expecting 2013 int totals. There are a lot of reasons for that number but to boil it down simplisticly high powered offense avg to bad qb play in the mac and the d playing with big leads. Not the only reason but I learned a long time ago int totals from college to nfl really dont translate. Definite nfl caliber player but im thinking hes getting pushed a bit higher grade wise than may be warranted based on the newness of his name and game to those that didn't recognize the value ;) in niu football as well as joy of watching lynch.