Photo of Antwaun Woods

Combine Results

Grade
5.0 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 318LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Googling the phrase "low center of gravity" should bring up a picture of Woods. It took him three years to become a full-time starter for the Trojans, redshirting in 2011 and going in and out of the lineup as a freshman (four starts, 16 tackles, 4.5 for loss, three sacks) and sophomore (six starts, 19 tackles, two for loss, one sack). Woods earned a larger role in 2014, starting 10 times and making 37 tackles and a sack, but he missed the Holiday Bowl after tearing a pectoral muscle during practice. Things finally came together for Woods in his first-team All-Conference senior season (41 stops, seven for loss, three sacks), giving scouts enough tape to see he could be the "immovable object" to halt the "unstoppable forces" known as NFL running backs.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 5.09 seconds
Vertical: 27 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 8 inches

Analysis

Strengths

Feet are never at rest and constantly working to find optimal positioning. Good motor and willing worker through the whistle. Hustles hard. Played at more impactful level against the run this year over last. Surprising foot quickness and short area aptitude. Pursues hard down the line against the run. Has power in his hands and uses heavy club move as pass rusher.

Weaknesses

Squatty with a thick midsection and short limbs. Offensive linemen with length give him issues. Plays upright and his lack of leverage could lead to issues against NFL power and double teams. Will drop head and lose track of where blocks are coming from. Needs to add an element of penetration to his game. Not a natural pocket pusher.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Bottom Line

Burly from his knees to his neck, Woods was a rock-­steady contributor for the Trojans this year after injuries and inconsistency hampered him in the past. With that said, he lacks the size and run­-stuffing element teams look for from nose tackles. Woods had a good week of practice at the NFLPA game, but will need to find a high­-end play trait he can lean on as a pro.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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