official website has him listed as FB. everyone in the organization seems high on Reese and I haven't heard a positive word this year about Askew...do they see Ward as the 3rd HB/backup FB as it sounds like this board hopes? or is it nothing more than a typo? thoughts?
Actually I think he has the size to play fullback ( at 225) but I believe there were two factors that put him at fullback. First the extensive number of HB's on the roster, and Derrick was strictly a runner in college, playing fullback would help him develop the other parts of his game. Therefore I believe the Jets looked at this 7th round pick as a developmental project. Certainly he got more reps at third string fullback, then he would at tailback.
The guy showed some pass receiving skills at the blue-gray game. Works on receiving and blocking to become a complete back.
He needs to be on the field, but these high ankle sprains can be serious and take a long time to heal.