STRENGTHS - Smart and instinctive, Woods has consistently shown the ability to get open. Although he lacks explosiveness out of his cuts, he consistently runs sharp/precise routes and is fast getting his hands and hands around as he comes out of his cuts. He does an excellent job of using his size and strengh to shield defender and make catch while the defender tries to break up the pass. Big, strong hands and excellent ball skills allow Woods to reach out and easily catch the ball. He catches off-target passes and high throws with remarkable ease. Fearless, Woods does up confidently to catch high passes in traffic, tucks the ball away quickly, takes the hard hit and holds onto the ball. Despite lacking explosive quickness, Woods is able to get started up the field quickly after the catch and is a strong and productive runner with the ball. He consistently runs through arm/grab tackles and hard hits to gain yards after contact. Woods' size, playing strength and effort help him to be a consistently productive blocker.
WEAKNESSES - Woods' lack of explosive burst and top speed after definitely concerns. He lacks quickness off the ball to close cushion on cornerback. Additionally, because he lacks the speed to get separation deep cornerbacks are able to play off him , which will be an even bigger issue against NFL defenses as this will allow defenders to sit back and try to break on the ball. Much more of a smooth and fluid athlete, Woods lack of explosiveness and speed will limit him to being a possession receiver who cannot stretch the field or out run angles to score long TD's. .
SUMMARY - Not a player I expected much from when I began evaluating West Virginia because he had little career production entering 2012 and lacked an impressive measureables, Woods immediately made an impression with his ability to make tough catches and gain yards running after the catch. He is never going to be a game changer due to his lack of elite playing speed, but he has the tools to be a consistently productive possession receiver. As he showed at the West Virginia Pro Day, he is a better athlete than he gets credit for and has many of the tools to be a productive possession receiver in the NFL. Overall, I would not draft Woods early due to his lack of explosiveness and speed, but in the fifth round he would be a good selection because of his potential to become a quality possession receiver and a good coverage man on special teams.