In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2013 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 25th.
We continue the series with a scouting report of USC Wide Receiver Robert Woods.
Name: Robert Woods
Weight: 201 LBS
Position: Wide Receiver
USC has produced some top-notch NFL wide receivers over the years.
Robert Woods hopes he’s the next one to make his mark in the league.
Woods burst onto the scene immediately for the Trojans in 2010, catching 65 passes for 792 yards and six touchdowns, earning the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year award in the process. His best season came as a sophomore when he caught 111 balls for 1,292 yards and 15 touchdowns. Those 111 catches were a Pac-12 and school record, besting Keyshawn Johnson for the prestigious honor. Most recently, Woods caught 76 passes as a junior for 846 yards and 11 touchdowns which brought his totals for his three-year career to 252 catches for 2,930 yards and 32 scores.
A scrappy, tough wideout unafraid to go over the middle, Woods is the type of receiver quarterbacks love. Incredibly productive, he’s reliable to pile up big numbers every Sunday. Woods shows a good burst going in and out of his cuts which makes him a solid route runner as well as dangerous after the catch. Furthermore, scouts note that he has a strong work ethic and puts in the time to get better during each and every practice.
Still, Woods does have his flaws. He has average size, speed and strength and has had his fair share of drops. But despite these blemishes, Woods comes up big when it counts, and that’s on the field on Sundays.
40-yard Dash: 4.51
Bench Press: 14
Vertical Jump: 33.5 inches
Broad Jump: 117.0 inches
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