Photo of Cierre Wood

Combine Results

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  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:


  • 5'11" Height
  • 30 7/8" Arm Length
  • 213LBS. Weight
  • 8 5/8" Hands


Cierre Wood was a highly touted four-star recruit coming out of high school. Wood was rated the 10th-best overall player nationally and second-best running back by Sporting News, the 76th overall player in Rivals100 by and rated as the eighth-best running back prospect in the country, and ESPN ranks him as 25th-best overall player in ESPNU150. In his senior year, Wood rushed for 1,632 yards and 20 TDs and caught eight passes for 182 yards and four TDs as senior following 2,612 yards rushing with 34 TDs during junior year. After his senior year, Wood was selected to play in 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

Wood did not see action in his first year at Notre Dame, but in 2010, Wood participated in all 13 games and earned five starts. He had 119 carries for 603 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught 20 passes, and added two receiving touchdowns. In 2011, he became the 16th Notre Dame running back to top 1,000 rushing yards in a season in which he played in 13 games, and started nine. He totaled 1,102 yards and nine touchdowns on 217 carries. In 2012, after being suspended for the team's first two games, Wood played in 11 games, and carried the ball 114 times for 742 yards and four touchdowns.



Wood has a good frame and possesses thick legs. Quick and shifty runner. Reaches maximum acceleration quickly. Willing to run up the middle and shows a burst. Good feet and makes controlled, fluid movements when moving laterally. Showcases good vision.


Doesn't play with as much power as his frame would indicate. Unrefined as a blocker, showcases poor technique. Has had trouble holding down the starting running back job at Notre Dame. Ball security a question. Suspended for violation of team rules.

NFL Comparison

Ryan Grant

Bottom Line

Wood has plus size, but doesn't play like a bigger back. He has good vision, acceleration, and plays very fluidly. Post season workouts will be important for him, but he will likely be selected within the middle rounds.
Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.