JT Woods

JT Woods

Measurements
  • Height
    6020
  • Hand
    8 4/8
  • VJ
    39.5
  • Weight
    195lbs
  • Arm
    32 3/8
  • Speed
    4.36
S Combine Averages
  • Height
    5117
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    204lbs
  • Arm
    31 3/4
  • Speed
    4.56
Peter Engler - Scout
JT Woods
  • Overall Rank
    108
  • Position Rank
    10
  • Position
    S
  • Team
    BAYLOR

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2018 13 18 2 0.19 1.0
2019 14 36 0 0.86 1.0
2020 9 46 1 0.47 0.0
2021 14 57 2 0.52 0.0

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Above the line height with limited weight. Above the line length in muscular, skinny arms. Tight, compact core on average legs. Broke his collarbone in 2019 spring camp, requiring surgery but missing no games.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Above the line toughness, likes to hit violently and doesn't show fear of contact. Adequate motor. … Poor instincts, very slow to read R/P and consistently overdrops in backpedal despite speed. Poor angles in space. Hasn't shown up in big situations.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    3
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 5.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Above the line foot speed to cover ground and recover. Can get high into the air with above the line explosiveness… Average body control and COD, some sloppiness in footwork. Limited play strength despite toughness, failing to secure tackles.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    4
Grade 5.5

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Covers ground quickly in backpedal. Flashes outstanding plant and drive, exploding off back foot and firing. Flies downhill and can make tackles in the backfield. Closes with above the line burst. Adequate ballskills, can highpoint the ball and shows concentration to make the catch. … High hips in backpedal, with some stiffness in turn. Consistently overdrops. Poor in Man due to limited route recognition and poor break anticipation. Frequently misses with hands at top of route. Limited ability in Zone, looks uncomfortable and distrusting of reads, unable to watch QB and ID route concepts simultaneously. Gets worked with back to QB. Limited tackling, missing tackles due to failure to wrap and insufficient play strength, sliding off ballcarrier.

  • Hip Fluidity
    5
  • Burst to Close
    7
  • Plant and Drive
    8
  • Run Support
    5
  • Cover Ability
    4
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    6
  • Backpedal
    6
  • Ball Skills
    6
Grade 5.9

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Senior who has started 28 of 50 career games, including all 14 in 2021. Three-star HS recruit who was primarily on STs as a freshman before getting into the rotation as a sophomore and starting as a junior - which earned him 2020 and 2021 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention. Also competes collegiately in track, with PRs of 10.61 for the 100M and 14.19 for 110H. Under DC Ron Roberts (second season) and STC/Safeties Coach Matthew Powledge (second season), player is a FS in a base Cover 3/4, most frequently responsible for deep middle or deep quarter with some snaps of Robber. Developmental outside CB you can win with in a Cover 3 due to plant & drive, size, ball skills, and simplified reads. Size/speed DB who breaks on the ball quickly and has the size & ball skills to compete in the air. Will need a year as a STs-only contributor to improve reads and angles in the secondary, but profiles as core STer due to size, speed, and toughness. Doesn't show instincts to contribute as a center-fielder at the next level and lacks strength to be a consistent tackler.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Ole Miss
  • Jan - 01 - 2022
  • Moved quickly around the field and reeled in 2 INTs and a PBU
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT TCU
  • Nov - 06 - 2022
  • Struggled to manage his Zone, giving up a long completion and two first downs
Best Trait
Plant & Drive
Pro Comparison
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