Jelani Woods
Jelani Woods  TE  Virginia | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jelani Woods
Height
6-7
Weight
259
College
Virginia
Position
TE
Class
Senior
Home town
Ellenwood, GA
82.4/100
Player Rating
5
PositionRank (TE)
4.61
FortyYD Time
Receptions
44
Rec YDs
598
Rec TDs
8
Rec AVG
13.6

Jelani Woods TE Virginia | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jelani Woods TE Virginia
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2022
40 time: 4.61 seconds (87%*)
Overall Rank: #104 Position Rank: #5 (TE)
Height: 6-7 (97%*)
Weight: 259 (67%*)
Weight: 259 (67%*)
Hands: 9 2/8 (11%*)
Arm: 34 1/8 (87%*)
Arm: 34 1/8 (87%*)
Span: 82 1/8 (93%*)
Span: 82 1/8 (93%*)
Date of Birth: 10/09/1998 Age: 24.3
NFL Combine & Pro-Day Results
*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: 2022
40 time: 4.61 seconds (87%*)
Overall Rank: #104 Position Rank: #5 (TE)
Height: 6-7 (97%*) Weight: 259 (67%*)
Hands: 9 2/8 (11%*) Arm: 34 1/8 (87%*)
Span: 82 1/8 (93%*)
Age: 24.3 DOB: 10/09/1998
NFL Combine & Pro-Day Results
*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: 82.4 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 110.3
Hands:
47%
Short Receiving:
70%
Intermediate Routes:
77%
Deep Threat:
78%
Blocking:
59%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th Position rank: #5
College Games: 45 College Snaps: 1930
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 86 Stars 247 RATING: 86/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Indianapolis Colts Drafted: ROUND: 3 - Pick Number: 73 (IND)
Draft Profile: Bio
Jelani Woods was recruited out of high school as a dual-threat QB - Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 20 dual-threat quarterback prospect in the nation, while ESPN.com tabbed him as the No. 25 pocket passer in the country and Scout.com listed him as the No. 41 overall quarterback prospect nationally.

He was recruited by Oklahoma State but transferred to tight end at the end of 2017. Despite this change, he was only used sparingly in these three years in Oklahoma as he put up with 31 career receptions for 361 yards and four touchdowns.

He transferred to Virginia for the 2021 season and finally was handed a chance to make an impact. He appeared in 11 of 12 games with 10 starts and in doing so chalked up 44 receptions, 598 TDs, and 8 TDs while also posting an impressive 114.6 QB rating when targetted. He was awarded with a spot on the First-Team All-ACC, Pro Football Focus Second-Team All-ACC, Associated Press and Phil Steele First-Team All-ACC.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Impressive athlete - ran a 4.61 40-yard dash at 6'7 1/8", marking the fastest 40-yard dash time by a TE taller than 6'7" since 2003
  • Shows good effort as a blocker and works hard to gain body positioning.
  • Elite bend and a long strider who quickly eats into the DB's cushion
  • Height and wing span mean he is scary threat as a red-zone target
  • Decent blocker - who despite his height can get his pads low
  • Has a strong, athletic frame with room for an additional 10 pounds of muscle mass - Managed an impressive bench rep number of 24 at the combine
  • Good body control to reach back for the pass behind him. High-points passes and has good vertical, timing, and hand-eye coordination in jump-ball situations.
  • Soft hands. Flashes good to very good tracking and overall body control to make catches outside of his frame.
  • Soft, reliable hands center the big target for quarterbacks. He Shields the defense and will let the ball into his pads to protect it when about to absorb a big hit over the middle.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Is a bit high-hipped and slow to get rolling. Frame limits upside as a blocker.
  • Loses balance and can knocked back easily as a blocker
  • Only average lateral agility to elude and might not be fast enough to be a consistent threat down the seam against NFL competition.
  • Inconsistent with his release off the line of scrimmage.
  • Very inexperienced - has only really had one year of consistent impressive play. May need a while to develop
  • Runs only average routes
  • Despite having good deep speed isn't very shifty - more fast than quick
Scouting Report: Summary
Jelani Woods appeared out of nowhere in 2021 after three unnoteworthy seasons at Oklahoma. He showed he could make an impact at all levels in the passing attack.
He has an elite combination of speed, length, and strength along with pretty decent hands and has the physical skills to be a mismatch in the NFL. Woods is however quite raw as a tight-end prospect after only having a single year as a starter and so may take a while to adjust to the pro game.

Before the Combine Woods was only looked at as a late-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, but given his outstanding display, he will now likely be looked at as a prospect who could be selected as high as the third round -although we consider him as value in the fourth. Either way, he has a bright future and could add something special to an NFL offense.

Jelani Woods percentiles vs other Tight End's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Jelani Woods (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
95.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
5.0