Xavier Woods
Projection
Round 7
Grade
C
6.30
Backup

Xavier Woods

Safety
Louisiana Tech
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 197
  • 40-Yard: 4.54
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Good skills to key and diagnose plays from the offense. Willing player in run support who can tackle. Plays well in zone and has good ball reactions and hands. Ranked first in Conference USA and 13th in the nation this past season with five interceptions and finished his collegiate career tied for fourth in FBS among active career leaders with 14 picks.

Weak Points

Marginal size. Speed and overall range. Gets matched up in man-to-man too often and he doesn't have the speed or suddenness to mirror receivers. Will take poor angles at times.

The Way We See It

Three-year starter with 14 career interceptions but limited skills. Needs to be in a zone-type scheme because he will struggle in man on wide receivers. Will match up better vs. tight ends but he lacks ideal height. Overall, I see him as a backup who can be productive on special teams. Needs to time well at the Scouting Combine.