Redshirt sophomore Antwaun Woods started six games for the Trojans in 2013 at nose tackle.
By the numbers: 19 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack
What went right: Woods was one of the few players on the defensive line not required to adapt to a new position in Clancy Pendergast’s 5-2 system. He built on his freshman season, solidifying himself as a mainstay on one of the strongest lines in the country. As is often the case with nose tackles, his numbers don’t speak to his impact. Filling space in the middle of the trenches, Woods was a key piece in making USC’s run defense 15th in the country.
What went wrong: It’s hard to say much went wrong for Woods in 2013. He didn’t feature much early in the season though and still has plenty of room to grow. He was a solid player in 2013, but not an impact player.
What’s next: Heading into his redshirt junior season, Woods will be one of the veteran leaders on the defensive line.
Final Grade: B
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