Utah State fielded a couple of nice linebackers in 2019, with the cooperative efforts of both Tipa Galeai and David Woodward. Both made life difficult for opposing offenses. Galeai racked up 55 tackles and five sacks in his final season in Logan. Woodward shined with 93 tackles, two sacks, four forced fumbles, and two passes breakups.
If you’re interested, Utah State’s Pro Day is on March 25th along with a few others (12 to be exact). His 40-yard dash time leaves a little to be desired (4.79 seconds), so he’ll need to improve on that. The rest of his NFL Combine workout was decent though (a 33.5-inch vertical, a 114-inch broad jump, a 7.34-second showing in the three-cone drill, and a 4.37-second 20-yard shuttle).
If you’re looking for darkhorse or someone that may provide value in the later rounds, Woodward could be that guy. He suffered a couple of concussions at the collegiate level, and his frame leaves a little to be desired. Still, if he’s cleared medically and can beef up, he could give the “Birds’ a rotational guy that plays hard from snap to whistle, tackles well, and always seems to find the football.
If he isn’t scooped up in Round 6 or later, think of him as someone that might be someone Philly can sign in the undrafted class. He’s at least worth taking a couple of looks at.