Charles Woods
Charles Woods  CB  West Virginia | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Charles Woods
Height
5-11
Weight
193
College
West Virginia
Position
CB
Class
Senior
Home town
Dallas, TX
60.0/100
Player Rating
110
PositionRank (DB)
4.48
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
Tackles
7
Sol tackles
7

Charles Woods CB West Virginia | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Charles Woods CB West Virginia
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.48 seconds (57%*)
Overall Rank: #480 Position Rank: #110 (DB)
Height: 5-11 (40%*)
Weight: 193 (51%*)
Weight: 193 (51%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.48 seconds (57%*)
Overall Rank: #480 Position Rank: #110 (DB)
Height: 5-11 (40%*) Weight: 193 (51%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 60.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 55.0
Tackling:
64%
Run Defense:
57%
Coverage:
71%
Zone:
63%
Man/Press:
72%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #110
College Games: 34 College Snaps: 1699
Draft Profile: Bio
Following high school, Woods opted to join Illinois State after being heavily recruited.

In 2018 as a freshman Woods saw action in just 3 games and played a total of 33 snaps at cornerback for the Redbirds. He recorded only 3 tackles, one assist, while adding one stop. In coverage Woods notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 118.8.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 15 games and logged 926 snaps for the Redbirds. He made 39 tackles, 5 assists, and had 16 stops. In coverage he totaled 13 pass breakups, 4 interceptions, and a very good QB rating when targetted of 63.4.

In 2020 as a junior Woods played in 4 games and contributed on 253 snaps. He chalked up 20 tackles, 5 assists, and added 10 stops. In the secondary Woods forced 5 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and gave up an outstanding QB rating when targetted of 31.3.

After season's end Woods transferred to West Virginia where as a senior for the Mountaineers in 2021 Woods played in 8 games and took part in 357 snaps for the Mountaineers. He logged 18 tackles, 3 assists, and made 8 stops. In coverage Woods had 3 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and surrendered an outstanding QB rating when targetted of 22.1.

In 2022 as a fifth year senior Woods saw action in 4 games while playing 130 snaps. He logged only 8 tackles, 2 assists, and made one stop. In coverage Woods had one pass breakup, no interceptions, and surrendered a solid QB rating when targetted of 81.8.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Exceptionally quick, with the feet and fluidity to mirror underneath, including in the slot against the two-way go. Woods stays low in his backpedal and explodes toward the ball, with an outstanding closing burst.
  • Extremely aggressive to come up and put his body in traffic to make tackles.
  • Has good foot quickness and short-area burst to work well in tight areas.
  • He’ll line up in press at times, where Woods has a quick and powerful punch. His ball skills are good, and he plays with an extremely confident and competitive demeanor.
  • A coordinated athlete with good footwork and balance. A heady cover player with above-average · feel and anticipation in space.
  • Has at least adequate straight-line speed and good balance, fluidity to change direction.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Better in press coverage than in off coverage, when Woods can look shaky and unsure when transitioning out of his backpedal. He’ll give up throws underneath.
  • Has poor recognition skills when facing the action in zone coverage.
  • Has a high backpedal and loses a step in transition. Plays with adequate speed but there are concerns about his ability to handle the truly explosive speedsters of the NFL.
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How other scouting services rate Charles Woods (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
312.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
101.0