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Cleveland Browns Comprehensive NFL Draft Review: Michael Woods II, WR Oklahoma

The Cleveland Browns selected Michael Woods II, a receiver out of Oklahoma in the sixth round. He didn't produce a ton in college, but there are some attractive traits which may help explain the selection.

In the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Oklahoma wide receiver Michael Woods II. Woods began his career at Arkansas where he played for three seasons before making the move to Oklahoma.

Woods has appeared in a total of 43 games in his collegiate career, catching a total of 118 passes in that time. He also participated in the 2022 NFLPA Bowl.

Athletic Profile

Age: 22 (Born March 19th, 2000)

Height: 6'1 1/8"

Weight: 204 lbs

Arm Length: 33"

40-yard dash: 4.55

Broad Jump: 125"

Vertical Jump: 34.5" (35.5" at Pro Day)

3-cone: 7.07 (Pro Day)

Shuttle: 4.46 (Pro Day)

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Woods has good explosion for his size. He's got a strong build and shows power in his game. His raw speed isn't as impressive and while his 3-cone isn't bad, his shuttle, which measures ankle flexibility, is pretty poor.

Mike Woods SOS

Woods was largely a traits pick. There is some production and a plenty of experience, but not enough to select the player. The Browns have to like his strength. With Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones and fellow rookie David Bell, the Browns have a group of receivers that can give them a size and strength advantage.

Woods is going to have to earn a spot on the final roster, which could be easier said than done. He was drafted, so he may have a leg up, but the Browns followed the draft by signing three undrafted free agents and they are a good enough team where draft picks aren't guaranteed to make the team. That could result in finding a spot with another team or signing with the practice squad. The ability to contribute on special teams will likely play a significant role in this determination, which is another area where Woods physicality could benefit him.

In the event Woods makes the final roster, he profiles as a backup receiver that should be able to play anywhere. He doesn't have a ton of experience inside but his strength and willing to operate in traffic should help him there. Woods could be a receiver that extends drives and creates with the ball in his hands after the catch while occasionally being able to win down the field.

Based largely on his lackluster production and a decent but not overwhelming athletic profile, Woods likely profiles as a backup and role player.

The Rest of the 2022 Draft Class

Martin Emerson, CB Mississippi State

Alex Wright, DE UAB

David Bell, WR Purdue

Perrion Winfrey, DT Oklahoma

Jerome Ford, RB Cincinnati

Isaiah Thomas, DE Oklahoma

Dawson Deaton, C Texas Tech