Detroit Lions Draft: A Quarterback for Every Round

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Seventh Round: Josh Woodrum

Josh Woodrum hails from Liberty University in Virginia, a good FCS program in the prestigious Southern Conference. He finished his Flames career as the school’s all-time leading passer.

Here’s what Dane Brugler of CBS Sports had to say recently about the Roanoke, VA native:

"An intriguing “small school” passing prospect, Liberty senior QB Josh Woodrum (6-3, 225, 4.87, #6) is a player who will hopefully receive an invitation to an all-star game because he has an intriguing skill-set. He’s stuck in a conservative offense that relies mostly on routes within seven yards of the line of scrimmage and has to deal with more drops than most other quarterbacks. Woodrum doesn’t have elite physical tools, but he is a precision passer and clutch thrower on money downs."

I watched two Liberty games to get a feel for Woodrum. One of those happened to be a Montana team the aforementioned Wentz also faced back in September. Brugler’s description rings true; Liberty didn’t ask him to do much, but what he does he does impressively. He has strong ball placement, an efficient delivery and can make the anticipatory throw. I would characterize his arm as average by NFL standards.

The seventh round is a lottery ticket. Drafting Woodrum might never amount to anything more than a year on the practice squad. But he could also scratch off into something useful.