2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about JELANI WOODS:
Virginia, 6071 253 4.61. One-year starter, Ellenwood, GA. Was also a three-year starter at Oklahoma State prior to transferring to Virginia last season. Two-time Honorable Mention All-Big 12 and capped his career off earning first-team All-ACC honors in 2021. His frame and long stride speed stand out. He is a tall and wide target in the passing game with a raw feel. The former quarterback still has some nuances to fix as a route runner, but his ball skills and ability after the catch are noteworthy and present long-term promise. May not be ready for life in the trenches early on, but the competitive streak and tools are there to be an all-around player at a classic tight end set up. Has the prototype frame and body type for the “Y” tight end role. Long strider with some sneaky long speed. Tracks the ball over his shoulder and will be a seam-threat. Accelerates through the catch and can be a load for defensive backs to take down when considering the momentum he creates with his mass. Can high point the ball with excellent timing and physical presence. Shows competitive nature in the trenches. Shows sluggish movement off the line as a short route runner. Needs to get his head around faster. Does not get enough movement off the line as a blocker. Hands get wide and grabby. Needs to refine his overall footwork.
2021 stats: 44-598, 13.6 ypr, 8 TD. OSR:1/13. Third/fourth round. (A-34 1/2, H-9 1/2, VJ-37.5, SS-4.33).