2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about XAVIER WOODS: Louisiana Tech, 5111 197 4.54. Four-year starter from West Monroe, LA. Concluded his career with 14 interceptions. A three-time first-team USA Conference All- Academic team member. Earned all-conference football honors three consecutive years. Led the team with 11 passes defended and five interceptions. The durable and dependable safety is what the NFL is looking for to play in sub packages. The instinctive and football smart athlete can play both deep safety and down in the box. Also was used at times to match up in the slot. Good initial movement with quick shuffle read steps. Does a nice job working downhill and takes on and sheds blockers with his strong hands. Solid defender in short zones. Sticks his foot in the ground and drives on the ball. Quick transition with little wasted movement. Shows good deep zone range to get over the top and undercut a down the field pass. Very good ball skills. Gets to a lot of balls. High points the football. Will contribute in press man and show solid blitz ability with a closing burst. Will contribute on all special teams’ coverage units. There will not be a problem learning a variety of defensive packages as Woods was recruited by Stanford among other top FBS programs. Shrine Game notes: A break down wrap up tackler who is smart and instinctive. Makes the clutch tackle in space. Can play deep halves coverage or play up close to the line of scrimmage. Good ball skills and body control. Plays centerfield and reacts quickly right or left. Always on his feet. 2016 stats: 89 T, 6.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 6 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF, 5 INT. BTR:left 4.72, right 4.68. OSR:8/22. Third/ fourth round. (A-31, H-9 3/8, VJ-33.5, SS-4.14).