He also hopes to avoid the pitfalls that USC quarterbacks have faced (Carson Palmer, Mark Sanchez) and the mediocrity that has clouded former USC wide receivers (Steve Smith, Damian Williams and Ronald Johnson).
Luckily, the former Trojan appears to have abilities that will serve him well at the next level. He's got solid size at 6'0" and 201 pounds and reliable hands. He experienced a breakout year as a sophomore in 2011, in which he tallied 111 receptions for 1,292 yards and 15 touchdowns.
His junior year went pretty much the same way the rest of the Trojans did—downhill—but Woods still managed 846 yards and 11 touchdowns on just 76 catches.
Woods opted to enter the draft early after citing differences with the Trojans' play-calling. He should find a nice home somewhere in the NFL. To give you an idea of Woods' abilities, here are some of his best highlights from the past year.