David Woodward - Utah State

Height/Weight - 6'2/230

Age/Birthday - 22 Years Old, (D.O.B. Unknown)

Combine Results - 40-4.79, Vert-33.5", Broad-114.0"

Class - RS Junior

Conference - Mountain West (Mountain)

NFL Draft Projection - Round 4

College Stats -

2019 - 53 (Solos)/40 (Assists)/5.0 (TFL)/2.0 (Sacks)

2018 - 52 (Solos)/82 (Assists)/12.5 (TFL)/5.0 (Sacks)

2017 - 11 (Solos)/14 (Assists)/3.0 (TFL)/1.0 (Sacks)

NFL Player ComparisonJarrad Davis, Christian Kirksey

Current ADP -  (Rookie Drafts),  (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Tough physical downhill linebacker that has great tackling efficiency in the box

  • He plays with good pop & can uncoil his hips at the point of attack

  • Incredible athlete in space who can drop sufficiently effectively defend the pass

  • Plays with good instincts with regards to his run fits, incredibly high effort player

  • Projects with good upside as a core special teamer as well due to athleticism

  • Athletic linebacker well suited for the space requirements of NFL linebacker play

  • Explosive closing downhill & to the boundary, phenomenal quick first step

  • Generates TFLs or tackles at the line of scrimmage with his quick recognition

  • Good flexibility, body control, & contact balance to work through & shoot the gaps

  • Athletic ability allows deep man coverage reps, can carry TE's down the seam

Player Notes Cons

 

  • He struggles to disengage from stronger linemen who have gotten their hands on him

  • May struggle as an open field tackler in space due to his tight hips & lack of athleticism

  • Doesn’t have any schematic versatility nor does he have true positional flexibility

  • He should be used exclusively as a 4-3 stacked, weak side linebacker due to limitations

  • Doesn't have good block deconstruction, if he’s not slipping contact, he’s getting blown up

  • Frequently sits on blocks or takes long loops around in attempts to keep his chest clear

  • Play style of gap shooting & play jumping is inherently high risk, high reward