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Derrick Ward

FB | (5-11, 230, 4.6) | Fresno State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Prop in 1998. Looked like a big-time back in '99, when he carried 147 times for 865 yards and seven touchdowns though starting only four games. Recurring knee problems and other problems limited him to 50-216-4 in 2000. Was academically ineligible in '01 and '02.

Positives: Looked the part when last seen on a football field and has, or at least had, the talent. Is big and powerful with good run skills and balance.

Negatives: Needs to improve playing without the ball on the field and learn to do the right things off it. Has not played in a game since 2000 and missed a great deal of time with injuries that season.

Summary: Needs to have great workouts for teams and show them he is in shape, focused and has his act together if he wants another chance.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.