Wooten redshirted his first year on campus after excelling as a two-way threat in high school (he was the league MVP as a dual-purpose quarterback and safety in his senior year). He only started once during the course of his freshman and sophomore years, but still intercepted two passes each season while totaling 31 tackles. He finally took full advantage of his opportunity to play in 2011, making 73 stops, picking off four passes, breaking up five others and forcing three fumbles.
As a senior, Wooten made 53 tackles, intercepted 2 passes (taking one back for a touchdown), and broke up 14 passes. Wooten also returned 16 punts for 242 yards. His play earned him a 2012 All-Mountain West second-team selection.
Solid overall physical package for an outside corner, possessing adequate height and good strength and length to handle large receivers. Flashes the strength and quick hands to press, also smart enough to get a hit before five yards even if not pressing. Hips are fluid enough for smooth transition. Physical tackler, has upper-body strength to wrap and throw down ballcarriers whether tracking down running backs in space or going through receivers after the catch. Solid hands as a punt returner, shows some agility to make the first man miss. Also has strong hands for the interception, snatching passes from the air like a receiver, and is able to switch field position after the catch.
Straight-line and recovery speed are average for the position, though he typically gets back into plays if beaten unless facing pro-caliber receivers/quarterbacks. Must be more consistent reading the receiver to get his head turned around; when he does turn, he can’t stop his feet or the receiver will separate.
Joined 2012 sixth-round pick Isaiah Frey in a solid duo for the Wolf Pack in 2011, but has made his own name by making plays throughout both with Frey in 2011, and without him in 2012. Wooten's play as a senior has mitigated concerns about his athletic ability, and he will likely find himself a mid-round selection.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
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).
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.
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.
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.