49ers Sign Top Draft Pick Ward To 4-Year Deal
Ward was selected 30th overall this month out of Northern Illinois. The team announced the deals Thursday ahead of their rookie minicamp starting Friday.
The 5-foot-10, 193-pound Ward started all 14 games at strong safety last season, leading the Huskies with 95 tackles – 62 solo – with a 10-yard sack and 10 pass deflections. While starting 39 of 55 games for his career, 12 of those came at left cornerback.
Borland was the second of three third-round picks at 77th overall. He ended his Wisconsin career as the school’s sixth-leading tackler with 410. The linebacker had 15 forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries, a blocked punt and 17 sacks.
Updated May 22, 2014