DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 02: Quarterback Logan Woodside #11 of the Toledo Rockets passes the ball against the Akron Zips during the first half at Ford Field on December 2, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Overview

Name: Logan Woodside                                                                                                                                   Position: Quarterback                                                                                                                      Height: 6’2″                                                                                                                          Weight: 201 pounds                                                                                                             School: Toledo Rockets

Combine Performance Data                                                                                                     40-yard dash: 4.79 seconds                                                                                                              Vertical jump: 31.5 inches                                                                                                    Broad jump: 8 feet, 5 inches                                                                                                     3 cone drill: 6.94 seconds

Logan Woodside 2018 Draft Profile

As the draft process continues, late round prospects start to pop into relevancy. Many people try to predict the next Tom Brady or James Harrison, studs who ended up falling when it came to the NFL draft. Well, to find the late round stud of this draft there is no need to look further than quarterback Logan Woodside.

 

Logan Woodside is a fifth year senior out of Toledo. He became the full time starter his sophomore season after Alabama transfer Phillip Ely received a season ending injury. He had a solid year, but nothing special. Ely was healthy during the 2015 season, so Woodside was subsequently redshirted. Next season he made up for lost time by leading the NCAA in touchdown passes with 45 his junior season, as well as completing 69 percent of his passes for 4,129 yards and 9 interceptions, which was enough to earn to him first team All-MAC honors. Unfortunately, he saw a step back in production his senior year, throwing 3,882 yards with 28 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.

Strengths

  • Solid accuracy on short to intermediate throws
  • Tremendous anticipation
  • Ball placement ability is the best out of any college prospect
  • Makes very little mistakes
  • One of the best footwork out of all college prospects
  • Can make plays with his legs
  • Good recognition of coverages; deciphered defenses in both pre and post snap

Weaknesses

  • Inconsistent on deep throws
  • Played in a shotgun system; little to no experience under center
  • Has a tendency to throw above the heads of his wide receivers
  • Decent arm strength
  • Slightly undersized; only 206 pounds
  • Needs to learn how to slide
NFL Comparison: Alex Smith
Teams With Need at Position: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers
Projection: 5th round to undrafted

Bottom Line

Woodside has all the tools to be a successful NFL quarterback. He’s an accurate passer, can lead his receivers to make plays, and his mechanics rival Josh Rosen. I mean last year he had no help from his receivers (constant drops) and still put up solid numbers.

However, he is in no way a day one starter. He will need to transition into an NFL offense, as he played mostly shotgun at Toledo. It will greatly benefit him to sit behind an above average, veteran starter like Ben Roethlisberger or Philip Rivers. But, with the right coaching, he has the talent to be a solid starter in the NFL.

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