Ward's numbers speak for themselves, but it is combination of size, strength and athleticism that has scouts intrigued. The well-built Ward is a reliable route-runner and hands-catcher and has the toughness to handle playing the slot at the next level. --Rob Rang
With the Red Raiders focusing so much of their offensive production on the passing game, it should come as no surprise that several of their more intriguing pro prospects come at the receiver position. While no one currently on Tech's roster is going to challenge the draft position of former two-time Biletnikof winner Michael Crabtree, Ward emerged in 2011 as the Red Raiders' most dependable pass-catcher, securing a team-high 84 grabs for 800 yards and 11 touchdowns.
05/07/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: 126 FBS programs, 126 possible UDFAs: TEXAS TECH: WR Eric Ward (5-11, 199, 4.63)...Becoming just the third player in school history with three straight years of 800+ receiving yards, Ward was productive in college, displaying athleticism but so-so hands. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com