Draft Profile: BioAfter high school, Ward opted to join Incarnate Word.
In 2020 as a freshman Ward saw action in 6 games for the Cardinals as he threw for 2221 yards on 302 attempts with a completion percent of 59.6 for an average of 7.4 yards per pass, with 24 TDs, while taking 18 sacks, and QB rating of 103.4. He added 27 runs for a total of 123 yards at an average of 4.6 per run.
After the season Ward transferred to Washington State where as a sophomore he played in 12 games as he passed for an impressive 3091 yards on 469 attempts with a completion percent of 63.5 for an average of 6.6 yards per pass, with 23 TDs, while also taking 40 sacks, and putting up QB rating of 91.7. He made 45 runs for a total of 328 yards at an average of 7.3 per rush.
As a junior in 2023 Ward played a total of 12 games. He passed for an impressive 3723 yards on 486 attempts and put up a completion percentage of 66.7 for an average of 7.7 yards per attempt, with 25 TDs, and allowing 43 sacks, with QB rating on the year of 100.7. As a runner he logged 66 runs for a total of 312 yards at an average of 4.7 per run.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Mentally, Ward was able to make checks at the line of scrimmage and manage the run game.
- Ward has good arm talent, and it could get better as he polishes his mechanics and footwork.
- Most of the time he is at ease mentally in the pocket, and he’s willing to stand in and absorb hits while making a throw.
- Possesses an NFL arm. Gets the ball from one hash to the opposite sideline in a hurry. Has the zip to hit tight windows on short and intermediate throws.
- Good zip and ball placement on the quick slant. Good touch down the seam and on post-corner, flag routes to attack the defense vertically and horizontally.
- Sticks throws into tight windows over the middle, throwing to spot on slant or between zone defenders before the receiver is open.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Has struggled with his decision-making and needs to improve his pre-snap recognition skills to read defenses and see blitzes. Doesn't decipher information as quickly as you would like, but does see the entire field and understands coverage.
- Because Ward lacks prototypical size, he will likely have issues in the pocket.
- Too often fails to give receivers a chance to make a play after the catch. High completion percentage padded by many quick screens.
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