Robert Woods: 5 Things You Need to Know About the USC WR

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Robert Woods: 5 Things You Need to Know About the USC WR
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On January 1, Robert Woods officially made the decision to forgo his senior season at USC and enter the 2013 NFL draft (h/t ESPN). In just three years, the All-American receiver emerged as one of the most prolific athletes to ever grace Southern California. 

And if you revisit his high school days, Woods may not have always been the biggest or the fastest, but he consistently impacted games. The fact that the USC product will likely go overlooked on Day 1 exemplifies the imperfections of the draft process.

He is not the highly coveted “height/weight/speed” prototype general managers deem first-round worthy. And Woods does not possess the freakish cut-ability or straight-line speed of a Tavon Austin. 

But when he puts the pads on—combine results aside—Woods is a gamer.

Right now, Woods is one of those players that can step in and be a contributor, filling in for a team that needs a complementary No. 2 WR. While he may get late first-round consideration, he should be one of the most highly coveted players on Day 2.

As we head into this month’s draft, here are five things you need to know about the West Coast-bred stud receiver.    

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