Oct 20, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans receiver Robert Woods (2) scores on a 29-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Draft Prospects: Robert Woods, WR, USC

The Detroit Lions figure to be in for a busy afternoon with free agency opening at 4 p.m., but they took some time this morning to meet with another wide receiver prospect. After entertaining Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson, the Lions added Robert Woods, a wide receiver from USC, to their list of pre-draft visitors.

Height: 6’0″
Weight: 201 lbs.
Arm Length: 31″
Hands: 9 1/4″
40-Yd Dash: 4.51 sec
Vert Jump: 33.5″
Broad Jump: 117″
20-Yd Shuttle: 4.47 sec
Watch Woods’ NFL Combine video here


Woods was one of nine players who the National Football Post’s Russ Lande selected as players who shined on Sunday at the Combine:

Woods worked out today exactly how he played on the field at USC. He ran excellent routes with surprising precision. While he lacks premier explosiveness, he was faster in his 40 and in his routes than expected. Looking professional, Woods reached out and plucked the ball away from his body with ease.

Lande gives us a rather short blurb on Woods’ performance but it really captures the difference between Woods and the other two receiver prospects the Lions have brought in on visits. Hunter and Patterson are better athletes with bigger frames but aren’t as polished whereas Woods lacks explosiveness but is noted for running crisp routes.

Woods has an overall solid skill set and brings versatility with his willingness to work over the middle and experience as a return man. That makes him one of the top five wide receiver prospects in this draft class and a likely first or second round pick.

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