USC defensive tackle Antwaun Woods signed with the Tennessee Titans after he went unpicked in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Antwaun Woods is a Titan.
The Tennessee Titans signed Woods as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL draft, the USC defensive lineman tweeted Satuday.
Woods garnered a slew of praise for his performance at the the NFLPA Bowl, cited by ESPN’s Kevin Weidl as the best player on hand throughout the week.
However, questionable numbers through his college career and a rash of nagging injury problems prevented his stock from rising higher. At the NFL Combine he suffered a pectoral injury, similar to the one which required surgery in 2014. He also played much of his senior season with a sprained shoulder.
Woods joins Jurrell Casey, Matt Cassell, Kevin Greene and J.R. Tavai as former Trojans in Tennessee.
After redshirting as a true freshman at USC, Woods started four games at the start of the 2012 season and remained a regular member of the rotation.
That role continued in 2013 and increased as he started six times in the latter half of the season.
As a junior in 2014, Woods proved a key member of USC’s defensive front starting ten games and featuring in all but the final game against Nebraska thanks to injury. He increased his production with 37 tackles, compared to 16 and 19 in his first two seasons.
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The 2015 season served as a coming out party for Woods, who picked up All-Pac-12 first team recognition with 41 tackles, three sacks and seven tackles for loss in 13 starts. He was named USC’s Defensive Lineman of the Year.
His stellar final season laid the foundation for a potential NFL career, though his body must hold up for that career to be fulfilled.
Kevon Seymour became USC’s first and only pick of Day 3 on Saturday when the Buffalo Bills picked him in the sixth round.
On Friday, Su’a Cravens was picked by the Washington Redskins in the second round while Max Tuerk went to the San Diego Chargers and Cody Kessler was unexpectedly selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round.
All told, the Trojans had four draft picks in 2016, bringing USC’s total to 496 all-time.