"He's not a big safety, but he fits today's NFL with his coverage ability and he makes so many impact plays. He could go second or third round, but he's going to be a fast riser."
- Mel Kiper Jr, ESPN
"Jimmie Ward has done a great job, A, in his career, and then, B, at the Senior Bowl. I think the only negative on him is that teams worry about his durability. But the kid never misses a game anyway. It's just the size that worries the teams."
- Mike Mayock, NFL Network
"Ward definitely looks the part of an NFL free safety. He's compact and quick and has exceptional burst to close on the ball once he identifies where it's going. While not the incredible tackler some of the other safeties in the class are, Ward is a wrap-up player who will bring down ball-carriers in space."