Out of the Woods

"I am a guy that is able to beat guys deep and make plays on the ball. I'm very consistent. I am a hard worker. You know when you look at me, you know what you're going to get. You're not going to get any surprises. I'm going to give 100 percent and play to the best of my ability." -- Rashaun Woods

Q: Are you expecting to come in and be a starter this season?

Woods: One thing I expect is to go out and play to the best of my ability. That is probably my biggest thing. I just want to go out give 100 percent and do well.

Q: You picked to wear No. 81 with the Niners, the number worn previously by Terrell Owens. Do you feel you need to fill Owens' shoes here?

Woods: I am going to come out and do the best that I can. That's all I can do. That's the only thing I have control over. That is how I am going to look at it and how I am going to approach it.

Q: What strikes you about the organization to not have a Terrell Owens?

Woods: Well, I don't think that you can really take Terrell Owens' spot. He is a great player in his own right. What I will try to do is come in and give it 100 percent and give all I can and sell out for the team and the organization."

Q: What was it like for you to watch wide receivers flying off the board early in the first round during draft day?

Woods: At first I was excited because I thought that I would have my name called a lot earlier than I had expected, but other than that it is thrill when receivers go when you are a receiver.

Q: How would you describe yourself as a receiver and characterize your game?

Woods: I am a guy that is able to beat guys deep and make plays on the ball. I'm very consistent. I am a hard worker. You know when you look at me, you know what you're going to get. You're not going to get any surprises. I'm going to give 100 percent and play to the best of my ability.

Q: When people describe you as one of the most polished receivers in the draft, what does that mean to you?

Woods: It means I know what I am doing out there I guess you can say. I understand the game better than most people. I can play the game with just about anybody.

Q: What kind of confidence did the numbers you put up and the success you had at Oklahoma State give you?

Woods: I was fortunate enough to be in the kind of offense where we had a predominate run attack and mixed in a lot of play-action and having the receiving coaches that I had, I guess really helped me to understand the game as a receiver. I had the opportunity to catch the play action passes and the deep balls down the field and really shine.

Q: What was it like to catch seven touchdowns passes in a game last year?

Woods: It was a lot of fun. They played a lot of one-on-one coverages most of the game and they were focused on stopping the run and because of that we were able to really get deep on them a lot.

Q: Growing up, who were some of the receivers you modeled yourself after?

Woods: I enjoyed watching Michael Irvin, Jerry Rice and all of those guys during that time. They were the guys that I looked up to. They made plays each Sunday."

Q: What type of goals are you setting for yourself as a receiver, and how long will it take for you to get to a Pro Bowl type of player?

Woods: I can't really say right now. I know the main thing is that I am going come in and work hard and do whatever it takes to get that level as quick as I can. I want to get to that level as fast as I can and I want to play for as long as I can.

Q: Do you have any touchdown celebrations?

Woods: No. I'm a really laid back kind of guy. You won't hear much out of me except maybe the play.


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