D'Juan Woods Out Wide

D'Juan Woods comes from a rich bloodline of athletic talent, as his older brother Rashaun (who also played at Oklahoma State) was a first round pick of the San Francisco 49ers back in 2004. Read more about our pick at wide receiver.

His brother Rashaun has been bitten by the injury bug in a major way in his NFL career, and starred in NFL Europe recently. Also, D'Juan and Rashaun's younger brother Donovan will be a senior linebacker at Oklahoma State next season.

D'Juan Woods stands 6'1", 207 lbs., and is a complete wide receiver who isn't afraid to go over the middle or block downfield. Woods had a nice junior season with the Cowboys as he caught 56 passes for 879 yards and eight touchdowns. His numbers dropped a bit as a senior because of the arrival of transfer, Adarius Bowman. Despite Woods numbers dropping to 41 catches for 647 yards and five touchdowns, Woods never complained, and was the consummate team player and professional. Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy said that despite D'Juan's fall in numbers from his junior to senior season, he probably had a better all-around year in 2006. That's because he developed into a great downfield blocker as well as a big-play threat.

D'Juan started 43 career games and caught passes in 32 consecutive games. He concluded his collegiate career as the school's third all-time receiving leader in both number of receptions (163) and receiving yards (2,751).

Scout.com, Oklahoma State (GoPokes.com) publisher Terry Tush says that D'Juan is a hard worker who is not afraid of competition. Given the right opportunity I could see him making the team and developing into a nice player who can help on special teams and provide depth at the receiver position.

If Woods is to make the Jaguars roster, it will likely be with a great special teams contribution. The Jaguars currently have Reggie Williams, Matt   Jones, Ernest Wilford, and Dennis Northcutt as experienced players on their roster, to go along with third-round pick Mike Walker, and seventh-round pick John Broussard. The future could possibly look a little brighter for Woods in Jacksonville if he makes a nice impression, being that Williams and Wilford will be free agents after the '07 season.

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