Tariq Woolen

Tariq Woolen

Measurements
  • Height
    6040
  • Hand
    9 1/8
  • VJ
    42
  • Weight
    205lbs
  • Arm
    33 5/8
  • Speed
    4.26
CB Combine Averages
  • Height
    5113
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    37
  • Weight
    192lbs
  • Arm
    31 1/2
  • Speed
    4.49
Jared Hammond - Scout
Tariq Woolen
  • Overall Rank
    100
  • Position Rank
    13
  • Position
    CB
  • Age
    23.1 Years
  • Team
    TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2018 12 0 0 0 Played WR
2019 9 2 0 0 Transitioned to CB
2020 11 35 5 1.5 2.5 TFLs
2021 9 25 5 0 2.5 TFLs

Build

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

Tariq Woolen will have one of the best size profiles for a CB once he reaches the NFL, he possesses outstanding size. Has a slender frame but shows definition, slight thickness throughout his body, and is leggy. Outstanding length for the position. Long arms that fall to his lower thighs. Above the line frame/durability. Missed part of the 2021 season due to a hand injury.

  • Size
    8
  • Length
    8
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 7.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Adequate across the board with his mental traits. Instincts are average and still developing. Above the line effort/motor with no concerns on competitiveness. Above the line toughness and physicality. Likes to be a hitter in the secondary.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 6.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Outstanding speed for the position and elite speed for his size. Long strider who eats up ground when pursing plays. Above the line explosion and is shown when he gets the chance to hit a receiver over the middle. Explodes into his tackles. Adequate body control and change of direction but flashes above the line change of direction ability because of his ability to sink and flip his hips. Adequate flexibility/bend, understands how to sink and flip his hips. Average play strength, needs to develop his strength more and has the room on his frame to add muscle.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    8
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 6.2

Technical

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

Prior to the snap, Tariq Woolen shows adequate ability to sink in his stance. Post snap he shows an average backpedal but flashes above the line sinkage in his hips. Has average twitch/suddenness which will cause him to get a slow start towards the play but his speed makes up for this. Adequate plant and drive, doesn't show much explosion off his plant foot. Adequate burst to close and takes inconsistent angles to the play. Adequate run support. Struggles taking on blocks and shedding them but hits hard. Borderline adequate tackler but doesn't breakdown. Adequate coverage ability. Above the line in zone coverage, average in man coverage. He has the athletic ability and traits to improve his man coverage ability, struggles with short area quickness and anticipation but he's still raw at the position. His above the line hip fluidity allows him to flip his body in coverage with fluidity. Above the line ball skills, with the ability to find the ball at the catch point but struggles with back shoulder throws.

  • Hip Fluidity
    7
  • Burst to Close
    6
  • Plant and Drive
    6
  • Run Support
    6
  • Cover Ability
    6
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    4
  • Backpedal
    5
  • Ball Skills
    7
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?
Tariq Woolen projects as an immediate starter who can develop into an impact starter with more experience and play time. He's an outside CB who will excel in zone coverage immediately but needs time to develop man coverage ability. He's a raw talent at the position. Was recruited as a WR and started his playing career at UTSA as a WR. Has 15 starts while at UTSA at cornerback. Transitioned during his redshirt sophomore year to CB during the middle of the season. Has an outstanding size profile combined with an above the line, athletic profile. His outstanding speed and above the line ball skills will allow him to get his hands on the ball early in his career. Day 2 pick who has the athletic and size profile to push himself into day 1 with a good combine and senior bowl performance.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Illinois
  • Sep - 04 - 2021
  • Covered well across the board and flashed the traits he is above the line in. Shows off his burst to close ability.
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Western Kentucky
  • Dec - 03 - 2021
  • Route runners gave him difficulty multiple times in this game, he got turned around and beat on a long ball. However he never backed down and had a couple of PBUs.
Best Trait
Speed
Pro Comparison
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