The University of Kentucky held its Pro Day on March 5 and all eyes were on
QB Andre Woodson. Woodson was at the Scouting Combine, but didn't workout due to a minor hamstring problem. He
went through a complete workout on Wednesday and redeemed himself a bit in the
eyes of scouts.
Woodson ran an average 4.80 in the 40-yard dash, but he delivered the ball
with more velocity on Wednesday than he did at the Senior Bowl. He made minor
adjustments with his delivery and is now holding the ball a little lower. His
release is still elongated and mechanical, but he threw the ball well on deep
routes. He displayed nice touch most of the day and appeared comfortable
throwing to his three main receivers, Keenan Burton, Steve Johnson and tight end
Kentucky WR Keenan Burton
AP Photo/Jim Lytle
There were 25 NFL teams in attendance, primarily to watch Woodson, Burton,
Johnson, Tamme, LB Wesley Woodyard, and SS Roger Williams. The Atlanta Falcons,
Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, and Washington Redskins were the only ones absent. But Atlanta has reportedly scheduled a private workout with Woodson for next week.
Lonny Demarre, at Scout.com's KentuckySportsReport.com,
reported that Paul Hackett, former quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was impressed by Woodson's exhibition.
"He's like every young guy coming in," Hackett said. "He's got to
learn the new offense he's going to be present with. He's got to study it,
the speed of the game picks up when you get into the National Football League.
He has all the tools and what a wonderful temperament, that's what I like
"I just love the way he handles his guys out there and the way he loves
it. You've got to love it. He has quick feet and a strong arm and throws the
deep ball beautifully, he drives through the ball as well. He's where he is
because of the coaching he's gotten here."
Andre Woodson Scouting Report
Strengths: He's a big, athletic quarterback who shows great poise
under pressure. He has good presence in the pocket, feels the rush and steps up
and makes big throws. He's patient and makes good decisions. He doesn't force
throws. He goes through his progressions well and leads the receiver with an
accurate pass. He has good lateral movement and finds throwing lanes for big
Weaknesses: He's a pocket passer with average mobility. He struggles
throwing on the run and if defenses get him outside the pocket they can cause
turnovers. He has a mechanical release with a hitch that defenses can exploit.
A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999.
After an uninspiring Senior Bowl performance and opting not to workout at the Combine, Kentucky's Pro Day loomed large for QB Andre Woodson. Find out which NFL teams showed up to watch him along with WRs Keenan Burton and Steve Johnson, LB Wesley Woodyard and others from Scout.com's Chris Steuber.