DEEP FRIED DRAFT
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495/755 (66%) 6632 yards, 65 touchdowns, 17 interceptions
Today we are going to look at one of the top sleeper quarterbacks in this year’s draft class. Logan Woodside arrived in Toledo from Franklin County HS (Frankfurt, KY) as a two-star recruit. The Rockets were the only school he made an official visit to. He only played in one game as a true freshman before starting eleven games as a sophomore. Woodside threw for 2,263 yards and 19 touchdowns during that season. The previous starter Phillip Ely returned from an injury the following year, so he took a redshirt. This past season, with a new coach and offensive system in place, Woodside’s numbers exploded. He threw for 4159 yards, 45 touchdowns, with only nine interceptions.
2016: BYU, Ohio, Akron, Western Michigan, Appalachian State (Bowl)
Logan Woodside has the arm strength to make the tough throws to the sideline. He also shows the touch necessary on passes down the field. Woodside does a tremendous job manipulating the safety from the pocket with eyes. He goes through his progressions quickly.
The production improvements from his sophomore to junior seasons were outstanding. This past season he broke all of longtime NFL QB Bruce Gradkowski’s single season records. This season Woodside will have to make it without top offensive weapons RB Kareem Hunt and TE Michael Roberts. As a pure pocket passer, he is great. To take the next step he will need to improve his decision making outside of the pocket. I hope I will get to see Logan Woodside at the Senior Bowl after this season. I think he has a good chance to be a really good backup quarterback in the NFL with a chance to be low-end starting signal caller.
Like I said in the recipe I did on Lamar Jackson, Woodside also needs to put on weight. With his frame, he legitimately could add 15 pounds. Woodside gets a fair amount of passes batted down at the line of scrimmage. He is not going to make plays with his legs. When he tries to make plays away from the pocket, he makes fundamental mistakes. In the five games I watched, all of Woodside’s picks came when he tried to throw on the run.