vs Western Kentucky (2021), vs Illnois (2021), vs BYU (2020)
Woolen's athletic traits are off the charts...it is like he was built in a lab. He is a long framed corner, who runs with blazing speed. He posses smooth and natural hips. He has elite ball skills with long arms and can jump out of the gym. Has the speed and length to close on receivers with ease in both man and press coverage.
Woolen is a liability in run support. He gives little to no effort and tries to avoid blockers at all times. He needs to work on his play recognition and sharpen his awareness because he struggles mightily in zone coverage. His instincts are subpar. He too often gives up on making the big hit. He misses tackles too easily. He is extremely raw, has only been playing corner for 2 years.
There is no denying Woolen's god given athletic abilities. He has blazing speed and long arms...things that can not be taught. However, he is still a very raw prospect but with a lot of upside. He has smooth hips, which allows for him to be an effective man coverage corner.. His speed and agility help him recover off the line, but needs to work on his hand in press coverage so that he does not get into a situation like that. With his long arms and leaping ability he can swat down balls with ease. Woolen will have to work on his football IQ and play recognition to be successful at the next level. He looked lost in zone coverage, allowing too many big plays that were preventable. He also needs to be more aggressive in run support. With all of this being said he has a lot of upside but will need time to develop.
Woolen is a one of a kind athlete. He is extremely twitchy and can move laterally with ease. He has blazing speed and clocked in at 4.26 at the combine in the 40 yard yard dash. For a corner his size, he lacks the play strength and balance that scouts would expect.
Big Play Ability
His speed and hip fluidity allows for him to be effective in man coverage. He does a good job of jamming receivers off the line and staying attached to the hip. His lack of recognition and instincts causes him to struggle in zone coverage. He has good recovery capabilities due to his elite athleticism.
He is as fast as they come and can close on anyone in seconds. He can jump out of the gym, allowing him to high point the football and bat balls down. This kid is electric.
Woolen appeared to have no interest in partaking in run support. He takes poor angles and avoids blockers at all times. His tackling was inconsistent at UTSA. However, he was effective blitzing and revealed a mean streak too him when doing so.
Engage with Blockers
Woolen walks with confidence, but does not play with it. He took too many plays off in coverage, especially in the red zone. He also lacks aggression in the run game, which limits his impact as a player.
He struggled to pick up certain plays such as traps, screens, counters, etc. His unique blend of size and speed makes him a versatile player. He flashed at times the ability to communicate to his teammates in zone coverage.