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D`Juan Woods

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 208 | College: Oklahoma State
 
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Overview

The second of three brothers to star at Oklahoma State, D'Juan has etched his named in the school record books alongside sibling, Rashaun, and Hart Lee Dykes as the most prolific pass catchers in school history.

D'Juan earned All-State accolades as a wide receiver by the Tulsa World and All-State honors as a defensive back by the Daily Oklahoman during his senior year at Millwood High School. He was an Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State selection as well. He finished with 52 receptions for 988 yards (19.0 avg) and 21 touchdowns his senior year, helping lead Millwood to the Class 2A state title.

Woods was an early commitment to Oklahoma State in 2002, appearing in three games before being granted a medical redshirt year. He managed only two catches for 56 yards that season, but started 10 of 12 games at flanker in 2003. He finished second on the team with 31 receptions for 479 yards (15.5 avg) and a touchdown while playing alongside Rashaun, who led the Big 12 Conference with 77 catches for 1,367 yards and 15 scores that year.

With his older brother leaving for the NFL, D'Juan took over the role as the team's go-to receiver in 2004. He started 10 games, leading the Cowboys with 33 catches for 690 yards (20.9 avg) and six touchdowns. Woods shifted to the "X" (split end) receiver position in 2005. He started every game, earning All-Big 12 honors, as he led the team for the second consecutive year with 56 catches for 879 yards (15.7 avg) and eight scores.

He continued to line up at "X" receiver in 2006. 13 contests, he caught 41 passes for 647 yards and five touchdowns. Woods finished his Cowboys career with 161 receptions for 2,695 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Analysis

Positives: Has a well-built frame with good upper body muscle tone, good arm development, thick thighs and calves … Long strider, but knows how to sink his weight to come out of his breaks cleanly … Has good balance throughout his stride and the change of direction agility to work back toward the ball … Lacks top-end speed to pull away, but has good foot quickness and body control for route running … Sets up the defenders well and has enough quickness to separate and get open … Has adequate initial speed out of his start and the ability to build acceleration when heading up field … Uses his strength decently to get a push off the jam, but is more of a pick-up speed type of runner who needs a clean release to get into his routes quicker … Shows good field vision and is alert to soft areas he needs to sit down in vs. the zone … Conscious of the sticks and does a decent job of adjusting on the move … Uses his size well to shield the ball from defenders and is effective on crossing patterns due to his ability to uncover … Works hard to adjust to the ball in flight and knows how to use his body to secure the ball when operating underneath … Has that ease of movement agility needed to reach and pluck the ball away from his frame … His production is the result of his good concentration and ability to adjust and extend for the ball at its high point … Will assert himself to get to the ball in a crowd and will generally hold on to the ball upon contact … Very effective at maintaining position and looking the ball in over his outside shoulder … Has quick hands and good ball reaction skills … Not an explosive runner, but has the leg drive to break tackles … Relies on vision and nifty moves to separate … Good cut blocker who takes proper angles to stalk second level defenders … Works hard to maintain hand placement and turn the defender away from the play … Will not hesitate to face up and lay a pad on a defensive back when asked to block along the perimeter.

Negatives: More quick than fast and is a bit of a long strider who needs room to build up to top speed … Does not enjoy the training room, but has improved his work habits in recent years … Does not take well to hard coaching … Has hip stiffness that prevents him from planting-and-driving to get out of his breaks cleanly (better when he shifts his weight) … Has the size to defeat the press, but needs to use moves and quickness with more consistency in order to escape … Lacks a fluid stride running routes and will take soft angles on long patterns (drifts in and out of the route when going deep) … Relies more on his leg drive to separate, as he lacks the second gear to pull away and head up field … Is too slow-footed to get behind coverages (not a burner), lacking the suddenness to stretch the field.

Compares To: RASHAUN WOODS-ex-San Diego-like his brother, D'Juan relies more on his ability to track the ball in flight and demonstrate a good feel for the reception point, as neither has the crisp route running agility or second gear to pull away from the pile. D'Juan is more physical than his brother working underneath and has softer hands, but will struggle to get behind the coverage on deep routes.

Career Notes

Ranks third in school history with 161 receptions, topped only by Rashaun Woods (293, 2000-03) and Hart Lee Dykes (203, 1985-88) … His 2,695 yards receiving are topped only by Rashaun's 4,414 and Dykes' 3,171 in school annals … His 2,695 yards rank eighth in Big 12 Conference annals behind Rashaun's 4,414 (note-Dykes played in the old Southwest Conference), 3,866 yards by Roy Williams of Texas (2000-03), 3,241 by Mark Clayton of Oklahoma (2001-04), 3,069 by Wes Welker of Texas Tech (2000-03), 3,007 by Carlos Francis of Texas Tech (2000-03), 2,725 by Nehemiah Glover of Texas Tech (2001-04) and 2,704 by Justin Gage of Missouri (1999-2002) … His 879 yards receiving in 2005 ties Curtis Mayfield (1989( for ninth on the school's season-record list while his 690 yards in 2004 rank 12th … His 56 receptions in 2005 are good for seventh on the Cowboys' single-season record list behind Rashaun (107 in 2002, 80 in 2001, 77 in 2003) and Hart Lee Dykes (74 in 1988, 61 in 1987, 60 in 1986) … D'Juan's 186 yards vs. Baylor in 2005 rank fifth on the school's single-game record list, topped by Rashaun (232 vs. Southern Methodist in 2003; 226 vs. Oklahoma in 2002; 223 vs. Mississippi in 2003) and Mayfield (208 vs. Nebraska in 1989).

2006 Season

D'Juan started the team's first ten games at the "X" receiver position … He ranks second on the squad, as he caught 24 of 47 passes targeted to him (three were deflected by the opposition) for 449 yards (18.7 avg) and four touchdowns … 18 of his catches produced first downs, with seven of those grabs gaining 20 yards or more … Converted 5-of-14 third-down throws … Had big plays to set up eight touchdown drives and one more that ended with a field goal … Also assisted on one tackle.

2006 Game Analysis

Missouri State … Opened the season with two catches for 75 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown with 0:08 left in the first half, but also failed to get to five other throws in a 52-10 triumph … Head to Head Competition-CB#14-Mike Radon-Four tackles (3 solos), one fumble recovery for a 14-yard return, one stop behind the line of scrimmage.

Arkansas State … Followed with only one catch, good for a 5-yard gain with 0:15 left to play … Head to Head Competition-CB#3-Darren Toney-Two solo tackles, one interception.

Florida Atlantic … Snatched two passes for 22 yards, setting up Mike Hamilton's 10-yard run with a 14-yardcatch for a first down to end a 6-play, 73-yard drive in the third quarter …

Head to Head Competition-CB#13-Rickey Bethel-Three solo tackles.

Houston … Collected 65 yards, as he caught three of six balls thrown to him, including two that resulted in touchdowns … Set up a Jason Ricks 28-yard field goal with a 12-yard grab in the first quarter … Finished a 5-play, 68-yard drive with a 27-yard touchdown on a second-&-6 flag pass from Bobby Reid … Reid threw a 26-yard post pattern to Woods for a score with 1:49 left in the third quarter … Head to Head Competition-CB#10-Willie Gaston-Five tackles (3 solos), one stop for a 2-yard loss, two pass deflections.

Kansas State … Woods made only two grabs from the five balls thrown to him, picking up 19 yards … Head to Head Competition-CB#22-Justin McKinney-Two tackles (one solo).

Kansas … Made three catches for 42 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown on a third-&-7 throw from QB Bobby Reid with 2:27 left in the game to seal a 32-22 victory … Woods earlier set up a Reid 29-yard touchdown run with a 14-yard reception in the third quarter … Head to Head Competition-CB#3-Aqib Talib-Seven tackles (2 solos), one interception, three pass deflections.

Texas A&M … D'Juan managed to grab three of eight balls thrown to him, coming up with 41 yards … He set up a Zac Robinson-to-Adarius Bowman 22-yard touchdown pass when Woods snared a third-&-12 throw for a 19-yard gain with 0:53 remaining in the third quarter … Head to Head Competition-CB#4-Danny Gorrer-Three tackles (2 solos), one pass deflection, one interception.

Nebraska … Had four receptions, all good for first downs, as he gained 87 yards and assisted on a tackle … Joined Corey Hilliard in tackling Tierre Green after the defender gained 15 yards on a third-&-16 pass that he intercepted from QB Bobby Reid in the first quarter … He hauled in a third-&-9 deep out pass from Reid for 55 yards and on the next play, Dantrell Savage scored on a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter … Head to Head Competition-CB#2-Cortney Grixby-Five solo tackles.

Texas … Added 51 yards on three catches, but also fumbled on a 30-yard reception when safety Michael Griffin stripped the ball from Woods, but the pigskin rolled out of bounds and OSU retained possession.

Baylor … The only pass thrown to Woods was a second-&-3 strike from midfield by Bobby Reid that D'Juan turned into a 42-yard gain and Dantrell Savage then closed out the 6-play, 75-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter … Head to Head Competition-CB#3-C.J. Wilson-Five tackles (3 solos).

Texas Tech … Woods hauled in eight passes for 77 yards in the 30-24 loss, as three of his grabs were came on third-down plays … Head to Head Competition-CB#17-Chris Parker-Eight tackles (5 solos), three pass break-ups.

Oklahoma … The wide receiver came up big in OSU's loss to intra-state rival Oklahoma, catching six passes for 95 yards and a touchdown … Midway through the fourth quarter, quarterback Bobby Reid found Woods for a 2-yard touchdown on fourth-&-goal, ending a 10-play, 60-yard drive … Woods also posted a long reception of 54 yards … Head to Head Competition-CB#11-Lendy Holmes-Three solo tackles.

Alabama (Independence Bowl) … Woods was limited to 26 yards on three receptions in OSU's 34-31 victory over the Crimson Tide … Head to Head Competition-CB#1-Ramzee Robinson-Six tackles (4 solos), two pass deflections.

2005 Season

All-Big 12 Conference second-team selection … Ranked third in the conference with an average of 79.91 yards per game receiving and ranked fifth with an average of 5.09 receptions per game … Led the team for the second consecutive year with a career-high 56 catches for 879 yards (15.7 avg) and eight touchdowns … His 879 yards tied Curtis Mayfield (1989) for ninth on the school's season-record list … Gained over 100 yards receiving in each of the Arkansas State, Missouri and Baylor contests … Started all eleven games at the "X" receiver position.

2005 Game Analysis

Montana State … Began the year with three receptions for 48 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown on a pass from his younger brother, Donovan Woods, that capped a 7-play, 80-yard drive in the third quarter.

Arkansas State … Made four catches for 108 yards … Hooked up with QB Bobby Reid on a 41-yard touchdown pass with 0:07 left in the first half.

Colorado … Followed with 66 yards on four receptions.

Missouri … Added eight grabs for 125 yards, as D'Juan caught a 5-yard scoring lob from QB Al Pena to end a 70-yard, 8-play drive in the fourth quarter.

Texas A&M … All four of his catches produced first downs, gaining 81 yards.

Iowa State … Had a season-high ten receptions for 79 yards.

Texas … Caught four passes for 90 yards … Had a 49-yard touchdown on a deep out pass from Al Pena in the first quarter … Added a 29-yard score on a sideline toss from Pena with 0:09 left in the second quarter.

Texas Tech … Grabbed four passes for 37 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown on a flag pass from Bobby Reid that ended a 13-play, 66-yard drive in the first quarter.

Baylor … Matched his season-high with ten receptions, good for a career-high 186 yards and a pair of touchdowns … Scored on a 42-yard strike from Al Pena in the third quarter and finished an 80-yard, 7-play drive in the fourth quarter with a 14-yard touchdown catch … Record Watch-D'Juan's 186 yards rank fifth on the school's game-record list, topped by his brother, Rashaun (232 vs. Southern Methodist in 2003; 226 vs. Oklahoma in 2002; 223 vs. Mississippi in 2003) and Curtis Mayfield (208 vs. Nebraska in 1989).

2004 Season

Woods earned All-Big 12 Conference second-team accolades … He started ten of twelve games at "X" receiver … D'Juan ranked eighth in the Big 12 with an average of 57.5 yards per game receiving … He led the team with 33 catches for 690 yards (20.9 avg) and six touchdowns … His 690 yards rank twelfth on the school's season-record list … Also ran once for a 5-yard loss … Gained over 100 yards receiving vs. Oklahoma.

2004 Game Analysis

Southern Methodist … Caught four passes for 42 yards, catching a 14-yard touchdown pass from younger brother, Donovan, and also had a 17-yard scoring grab on a lob from Al Pena in the third quarter.

Iowa State … Made four catches for 78 yards, hooking up with Donovan on a second quarter 11-yard touchdown pass.

Colorado … Had two catches for 60 yards, including a53-yard touchdown that ended a 6-play, 84-yard drive in the fourth quarter.

Texas A&M … D'Juan was tackled for a 5-yard loss on a reverse, but gained 92 yards on five receptions.

Missouri … Caught three passes for 67 yards and a 12-yard touchdown that capped an 80-yard, 8-play drive in the second quarter.

Oklahoma … Produced his first career 100-yard game, amassing 128 yards on three catches.

Texas … Followed with four receptions for 94 yards.

Baylor … Added 73 yards on three grabs, including a 53-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Ohio State (Alamo Bowl) … Finished the season with four catches for 40 yards.

2003 Season

Woods played in twelve games, starting ten contests at flanker, while his All-American brother, Rashaun, lined up at split end … Finished second on the team to his brother (Rashaun made 77 catches for 1,367 yards and fifteen scores), as D'Juan snatched 31 passes for 479 yards (15.5 avg) and a touchdown … Also recorded one solo tackle.

2003 Game Analysis

Caught one pass for a season-best 51 yards vs. Kansas … Made three receptions for a team-high 74 yards vs. Texas … Caught a six balls for 58 yards vs. Texas A&M … Had three catches for 70 yards in the win over Texas Tech … Scored his first-career touchdown and had 60 yards on four receptions in the win over Louisiana-Lafayette … Snatched four passes for 40 yards vs. Missouri State … Made his first-career start vs. Wyoming and caught three passes for 34 yards.

2002 Season

Woods enrolled at Oklahoma State in January … He saw limited action in three games before being granted a medical hardship … Finished with two catches for 56 yards, gaining 47 yards on a reception vs. Southern Methodist and had a 9-yarder vs. Texas.

Injury Report

2002: Granted a medical hardship after the Texas contest (10/05) due to an undisclosed knee injury (school does not release full medical records).

Agility Tests

Campus: 4.63 in the 40-yard dash … 335-pound bench press … 465-pound squat … 335-pound power clean … 34.5-inch vertical jump.

Combine: Did not do the 225-pound bench press … 4.58 in the 40-yard dash … 36 1/2-inch vertical jump … 10'00" broad jump … 4.36 20-yard shuttle … 11.86 60-yard shuttle … 6.89 three-cone drill.

High School

Attended Millwood (Oklahoma City, Okla.) High School … Earned All-State accolades as a wide receiver by the Tulsa World and All-State honors as a defensive back by the Daily Oklahoman during his senior year … Was an Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State selection as well … Finished state championship campaign with 52 receptions for 988 yards (19.0 avg) and 21 touchdowns his senior year, helping lead Millwood to the Class 2A state title.

Personal

Education major … Brother, Rashaun, was an All-American receiver and teammate at Oklahoma State (2000-03) and selected in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers … Younger brother, Donovan, is a teammate and defensive back at OSU (2004-present). Donovan was also a former quarterback for the Cowboys … Son of Juana and Lawrence Woods … Born 6/11/84 … Resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 
 

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