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Patriots Draft Profile: Dustin Woodard

Breaking down everything you need to know about Patriots seventh round pick, C Dustin Woodard.

Dustin Woodard at Memphis
Dustin Woodard at Memphis

Breaking down everything you need to know about Patriots seventh round pick, C Dustin Woodard.

Dustin Woodard, C: Seventh Round, 230 Overall

Height: 6-2

Weight: 291

College: Memphis

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona

Strengths: Extensive starting experience at all three interior spots. … Showed great durability during his career, participating in 3,627 of 3,925 snaps with 52 starts. … Moves well for position. … Known for his athleticism, tenacity and intelligence, which allows him to overcome limited size. … Rarely caught off guard by unexpected blitzes.

Weaknesses: Obvious limitations in terms of size. … Can be overpowered at times as a result, although his competitiveness aids him in this area. … Will need time to develop strength at the NFL level. … Struggles with stunts and A-gap blitzes at times. … Could be limited schematically, although his mobility should allow him a chance to compete in New England.

Personal: Excelled in the classroom, as he was named to the 2019 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District team. … Part of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2017 fall, 2018 spring and 2019 spring semesters. … Very active in the community. According to coach Mike Norvell, "has done everything from building kids' beds, to helping Spanish-speaking families at the animal shelter adopt a pet to dressing up to entertain kids on a hospital stay." … Named All-AAC first team in 2018 and second team in 2019. … Awarded spot on 247 Sports' 2016 True Freshman All-American Team. … Accepted invitation to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. … Recipient of 2015 Frank Kush Award while playing at Chandler (Arizona) High School, given annually to the top Arizona high school senior offensive lineman. … High school teammates with Patriots WR N'Keal Harry. … Majored in management at Memphis. … Twitter handle is @dustin1w.

Comparable NFL player: David Andrews, C, Patriots – Had a similarly unheralded profile coming out of Georgia and went undrafted before becoming a starter and captain.

Workout Numbers

Table inside Article
Woodard Combine Avg. for Position
Height 6-2 6-4
Weight 291 318
40 Yards 5.13 5.18
Bench (225) * 21
Vertical Jump * 26.8
Long Jump * 108
Shuttle * 4.81
Cone * 7.98

*-Not invited to combine

What They're Saying...

"Bill Belichick adds more camp competition for depth on the interior of his line. The Patriots have had decent success stashing late-round linemen on their practice squad for development. –'s Mark Dulgerian

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