WR Robert Woods, St. Louis Rams
HT: 6-1, WT: 201, Born: 4-10-1992, College: Southern California, Drafted: Round 2
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Average draft position
Current as of August 25th. [Full ADP list]Overall: M Lattimore (237), J Cotchery (238), Robert Woods (239), J Blackmon (240), R Turbin (241)
Position: D Thomas (234-WR75), J Cotchery (238-WR76), Robert Woods (239 - WR77), J Blackmon (240-WR78), A Holmes (242-WR79)
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PPR Average draft position
Current as of August 25th. [Full PPR ADP list]Overall: C Anderson (213), Robert Woods (214), A Seferian-Jenkins (215), T Bridgewater (216)
Position: M Floyd (208-WR70), R Streater (209-WR71), Robert Woods (214 - WR72), C Latimer (221-WR73), M Williams (222-WR74)
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Last year saw former USC receiver Robert Woods as an every down receiver whose production belies how well he played. Woods' rookie season was certainly hampered by the chaos at quarterback with players in and out of the lineup due to injury. This year, Woods will likely take Stevie Johnson's place on the slot, with Sammy Watkins and Mike Williams on the perimeter in three-wide sets. The coaching staff likes Woods quite a bit according to Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com and have high expectations for him. Of course, like all the receivers in this offense, the progress of quarterback EJ Manuel will factor into his output. Until we see what the offense looks like in training camp as we hit year two of the Doug Marrone era, we have to be cautious with expectations. Woods appears to have solid chemistry with Manuel but our sample size is a bit small. In the end though, as long as Manuel is effective, he will find Woods more often than not.
Latest NewsRams | Los Angeles loses in Divisional Playoffs (Sat Jan 16, 07:37 PM) - Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff went 21-for-27 for 174 yards and one touchdown in a loss against the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Playoffs. RB Cam Akers had 18 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown with a six-yard catch. WR Josh Reynolds had three receptions for 65 yards, WR Robert Woods had eight catches for 48 yards and WR Van Jefferson had six catches for 46 yards and a touchdown. link to story
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2013 Game Summaries
Week 1 - Woods only registered one catch on two targets, but what a catch it was. It appeared Aqib Talib expected help over the top as he allowed Woods to run right by him. There was no help, however, and Manuel easily hit the wide-open Woods for the 18-yard TD catch (his 1st of his NFL career). Woods had one other catch, a 19-yard strike on a deep crosser, but the play was wiped out by a penalty. Buffalo never really let the passing game loose, so there wasn’t much for Woods on Sunday.
Week 2 - Even though Woods was unable to get into the end zone again, Sunday’s game was his best as a pro thus far. Targeted six times, Woods caught four balls with a long of 28 yards and was able to catch a two-point conversion. After opening his day with a short catch, Woods next came just before halftime. Running a wheel route (he was open too), Woods was force to retreat back to Manuel as pressure forced the QB outside the pocket. Woods did a nice job returning and picked up 19 yards on the play. On the first drive of the 2nd half, Woods picked up consecutive catches, with the first coming against sagging coverage. The following play Woods ran a deep dig and Manuel threw him a dart for 28 yards. Woods’ best catch came on the game-tying two-point conversion. Woods ran a simple quick slant, but Manuel’s throw was low. Woods had to completely lay out and did a tremendous job of corralling and maintaining control as he fell to the ground. Woods also ran the ball once on an end-around, but only picked up three yards.
Week 3 - Woods was second on the team in targets with 10, receiving almost twice as many as the next guy, but was only able to catch two of them, with a long of 29 yards. Running a shallow drag, Woods did a nice job angling up field and into the wide open space. Manuel completed the easy pass and the uncovered Woods was able to turn up field with no defenders near. Woods essentially tackled himself on the play, losing the sideline on the catch and stepping on the boundary as he tried to continue down the field. While Woods was targeted nine other times, the majority of those were nowhere near catchable. With Manuel constantly throwing early and to spots, Woods rarely had a chance to make a play on the ball.
Week 4 - The well-rounded former USC receiver continues to be peppered with passes by fellow rookie EJ Manuel as the pair develops a nice rapport. Manuel hooked up with a streaking Woods for a beautiful touchdown pass in the second quarter. Woods got inside the cornerback in coverage and, with the deep safety biting on an underneath crosser, Woods was able to dissect the defense and get on the end of a touch pass from Manuel for a 42-yard score. The duo could have added a second touchdown in the third quarter. Manuel zipped a perfect pass to the back pylon, Woods making the tough catch with a defender in his hip pocket, but the receiver was unable to get control prior to tapping two feet in bounds. Originally called a touchdown on the field, the ruling was reversed on review. Regardless, Manuel and Woods' connection is growing stronger with 26 targets through the first four weeks.
Week 5 - With Johnson exiting the game early, Woods took over as the team’s top receiver; leading in all statistical categories including a game high 13 targets. Woods’ first catch did not come until the 2nd quarter as he and Manuel connected on a dig for 15 yards. Just out of halftime, Woods and Manuel connected again, this time for 24 yards on a nice back shoulder throw. Though it only shows as two targets on the stat line, it is worth noting Woods also did a tremendous job breaking up two potential INTs including a horrible throw into double coverage by Tuel off a flea flicker. With very little in the passing game, Woods was the lone bright spot for the Bills. He was fluid and crisp in his routes and should have posted a more productive day as (he was constantly open) if not for the shaky accuracy from Manuel and Tuel.
Week 6 - Woods tied Graham for the team lead in targets with six, but considering only two were catchable, it is hard to blame him for the severely limited production. Woods picked up three yards on an out early in the 2nd quarter and didn’t register another catch until the final drive where he ran a quick hitch for six yards.
Week 7 - Woods was targeted four times and caught three, including a long of 11 yards that took Buffalo into the red zone on their first scoring drive of the 2nd half. Woods ran a hitch and was able to use Tashard Choice’s swing route to find a gap in the coverage. Woods’ first catch came on the third drive, but only went for seven yards. Later Woods caught another short toss, picking up six yards on one of many checkdowns from Thad Lewis.
Week 8 - Woods was the least targeted receiver and only caught one ball for seven yards. Just prior to halftime, Woods ran a shallow curl for his lone catch.
Week 9 - Woods trailed only Chandler in terms of targets with eight, but was only able to catch four with a long of 18 yards. With all four catches coming the first four drives, Woods’ 1st catch came on the 2nd play of the game as he picked up 10 yards on the catch as Tuel worked outside the pocket. The following drive, Tuel went back to Woods on a comebacker for 18 yards. The pass floated a bit, but Woods did a nice job hauling the catch in. Woods just missed a TD on the Bill’s final drive before halftime as Tuel’s throw to well-covered rookie somehow made it through the DB’s arms and into Woods’. There is a good chance Woods never even saw the throw, but he still nearly managed to make the blind catch before Marcus Cooper ultimately jarred the ball loose. Woods appeared to get hurt late in the game as he laid out for deep pass down the sideline. With the ball sailing through hit outstretched arms, Woods’ knee took the full brunt of the fall and he stayed down on the field for an extended period of time before heading to the locker room.
Week 13 - Woods only had two catches on three targets in his first game back, but did have the Bills longest passing play of the game. After picking up six yards on a short toss for his first catch Woods next catch didn’t come until the 2nd half, but appeared to jumpstart the offense. Working down the sideline, Woods was taken into the coverage from William Moore by Manuel’s throw, but made the catch despite the location of the pass. Moore delivered a shot, incurring an unnecessary roughness penalty on the play, but Woods did a tremendous job holding on for a 33-yard gain. One play later the Bills offense was in the end zone and back in the lead for the first time since the 1st half.
Week 14 - Woods was targeted five times, but could only muster three catches. Easily his best catch, and longest, Woods picked up nine tough yards curling up in the middle of the field. Woods had his back to Mason Foster, who delivered a brutal shot to Woods’ back just as he caught the pass, but he was able to hold on as he fell to the ground. Initially ruled incomplete, the play was overturned after Marrone challenged the ruling. Immediately following the tough catch, Woods took another shot and this time wasn’t able to maintain possession as Lavonte David snatched the loose ball out of the air for the INT. Dragging across the middle, Manuel’s throw took Woods right into a waiting Darrelle Revis. A crushing, but very legal shot, Revis had his shoulder lowered and was able to separate Woods from the ball. Later Woods appeared to redeem himself with a great block on Spiller’s long catch and run, but was flagged for an uber-weak holding call on the play.
Week 15 - Woods led the Bills in every receiving category on Sunday, including a seven-yard TD. His first catch didn’t come until the 2nd quarter but may have been his biggest as it both, got the offense going after a sloth in the Georgia summer-like start and moved the Bills from the shadow of their own end zone. Woods ran a deep out off a Manuel play-fake and picked up 20 yards on the catch. Eight plays later, Woods finished the drive off as he curled up just before reaching the end zone. An easy completion for Manuel, Woods finished the play as he quickly turned and got into the end zone for the seven-yard TD. Woods was the recipient of Manuel’s next completion, as he again ran a deep out and made a pretty diving catch for 18 yards. Woods went silent throughout the 2nd half, finally waking up on the game-winning drive. First picking up 20 yards on a dig on the 2nd play of the drive, Woods picked up 18 more yards four plays later as Manuel again used the play fake to find his WR. The rookie WR was targeted in the end zone on the opening drive, but the throw was well over his head as he was double covered.
Week 16 - Woods led the team in every statistical receiving category despite only playing in a little over a half after being ejected for stupidly throwing a punch at a guy wearing a football helmet. Woods got the offense going early with a nice 57-yard catch down the sideline on the Bills first scoring drive. Matched up in man coverage with Nolan Carroll working down the sideline, Woods made a nice adjustment on the slightly underthrown ball as he came back to it and finished the catch by keeping his feet inbounds. With Carroll’s momentum taking him away from Woods, the WR was able to cut inside and pick up 20 more yards after the grab. The rookie picked up three yards on his next catch, working the quick slant before his final catch netted 10 yards as he dragged across the middle. On the Bills second drive out of halftime, Woods got mixed up with Nolan Carroll as he attempted to block on Jackson run. The play was long over, but the two continued their wrasslin’ ways and fell into the Jackson pile. Woods landed up top and as he separated he threw a quick uppercut with an official standing directly above the pile. An easy ejection, Woods was sent packing and the Bills were hit with a 15-yard penalty.
Week 17 - Not surprisingly Woods led the Bills in targets, but surprisingly only registered one catch on those six targets. Working down the sideline on the Bills 2nd drive, Lewis nicely placed the ball between the coverage and Woods was able to make the easy 27-yard catch. Limited in his production in the passing game, Woods proved to be a willing and valuable blocker when he wasn’t being badly overthrown in the passing game. On Fred Jackson’s 12-yard catch on a screen, it was Woods who threw a nice block down field to help spring the play.