Oct 5, 2013; Kent, OH, USA; Northern Illinois Huskies cornerback Paris Logan (29) and safety Jimmie Ward (15) celebrate during the fourth quarter at Dix Stadium. Northern Illinois beat Kent State 38-24. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Thoughts And Reactions About Jimmie Ward Selection

Plenty of people are already questioning San Francisco’s first-round pick, and we’re here to pick you up. Here are the reactions from around the league, many of which are positive. Let’s not throw the A.J. Jenkins tag out there just yet.

Ward definitely posted some pretty impressive stats last season in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) finishing the season with 95 total tackles, 10 passes defended, and seven interceptions. He also picked up a career-high 14 tackles in the 2013 Orange Bowl against Florida State. Ward was a four-year starter for the Huskies. Again, very impressive.

We’ll start out with some pretty high praises drawing comparison’s to Earl Thomas.

Also, as many thought, the 49ers will be looking to start him in the slot and filling the corner roll that was one of their top two needs. But, they have more plans as well.

Even former 49ers safety Donte Whitner chimed in about San Francisco’s draft choice.

And, to top it off, he looks good donning some 49ers gear!

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