Woods has appeared in a total of 43 games in his collegiate career, collecting a total of 118 assists in that time. He also participated in the 2022 NFLPA Bowl.
age: 22 (born March 19, 2000)
Height: 6’1 1/8″
Weight: 204 lbs
arm length: 33 inches
40 yard dash: 4.55
long jump: 125 inch
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vertical jump: 34.5 inches (35.5 inches on Pro Day)
3- cone: 7.07 (professional day)
Transfer service: 4.46 (Pro Day)
Woods has a good blast for his size. He has a strong build and shows strength in his game. His raw speed isn’t impressive and while his three cones aren’t bad, his shuttle, which measures ankle flexibility, is pretty weak.
2020 (best season)
Receiving yards: 619 (25.7%)
2021 (last season)
Receiving yards: 400 (11.6%)
Woods’ best season came in his final year in Arkansas when he was playing with Treylon Burks. He had a good year. Unfortunately, when he moved to Oklahoma, his productions didn’t move with him. He was the team’s second leading receiver, but only 66 yards separates the second from the fifth. Marvin Mims was the Sooners’ leading receiver at 705 yards, but his 20.5 percent market share was less than what Woods had in Arkansas as the Borks’ second choice.
Woods got a slight boost from schedule power, but everything about this pick seems to be hoping he’s a better player in the NFL than he was in college.
While Woods has mostly worked on the frontiers in his college career, he’s occasionally played a more flexible role as well. His strength enables him to confidently run off the line of scrimmage without having to run often around his defensive back. They tend to give way when he runs over them and Woods didn’t miss that advantage.
This was the key to Woods’ effectiveness in a vertical pass game, as he battles for real estate near the sideline giving him room to adapt and make progress on the court. This was a big part of his game in Arkansas.
One problem with Woods is that it will limit his fishing radius. When he attacks the ball out of his frame the results are good including some amazing possession like this against the Texans, but when the ball is on him, he has a habit of catching the ball in the body, short arming. Woods has strong hands when he uses them, able to get the ball out of the air in a clean way.
Woods makes a smooth transition from pass catcher to run after run. His strength sometimes gives him the ability to bully attackers, through arm interventions. He will use a solid arm and while he doesn’t make drastic jumps and changes in direction, he has very good vision, and is able to go around opponents to increase chances. Woods may not have high speed, but it is not easy to catch him from behind. This might be the most interesting part of his game as he is confident and dynamic with the ball in his hands.
What makes this particularly attractive is that it is able to grab an obstacle and build from there. He has a tendency to get a little extra when he catches the ball.
Woods is strong on point attack in blocking. He was often able to confuse defenders with his body, ready to work with his feet to maintain his position. While that’s not why Woods was drafted, it’s a nice bonus having played for a heavy running offense like the Razorbacks in preparation for what the Browns did.
Fit, Use and Drop
Woods was very much a personality choice. There is some production and a lot of experience, but it’s not enough to pick a player. Brown must love his strength. With Amary Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones and fellow rookie David Bell, Brown has a suite of receivers that can give them an edge in size and power.
Woods will have to earn a spot on the shortlist, which is easier said than done. He was drafted, so he might have a leg up, but Brown followed up the draft by signing three non-drafted free agents who are a good enough team that a draft pick isn’t guaranteed to make the team. This could lead to finding a place with another team or signing with the coaching staff. The ability to contribute to special teams likely plays an important role in this determination, which is another area that Woods’ physical can benefit from.
Should Woods make the final roster, he profiles as a backup receiver who could be able to play anywhere. He doesn’t have much experience indoors but his strength and desire to work in traffic should help him there. Woods can be a receiver who extends the lead and creates the ball in his hands after a catch while occasionally being able to win on the field.
Based on his lackluster production and decent but not overwhelming athletic profile, Woods would likely be a backup and role player.