Player Focus Breakdowns

CFI goes INSIDE the game and into the film room to break down some of the best players in the Charlotte Metro!

Player Focus: DB Donovan Woods - East Meck


Taking a look at this Class of 2021 Defensive Back, Woods is a player that you can tell truly loves the game. The biggest thing that stands out to me is that on his film he makes several touchdown saving tackles, showing relentless pursuit and fight to make teams earn every yard.

Speaking of tackling, that is Woods biggest strength from his safety position, as well as his corner position. He does a very good job of squaring up offensive players and not falling for jukes, tackling the core of the body and getting them on the ground quickly. At corner he plays well off of blocks to make tackles on the edge of the defense.

Another thing I like about Woods is the plays he makes on special teams, on his highlight tape there are at least 3 solo tackles that I see from Woods that helped keep his opponents from getting much better field position, or possibly even scoring a touchdown.

Overall I think Woods is a young player progressing well with his best football ahead of him. I expect him to be a leader in the Eagles secondary over the next two years!

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