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TE Jelani Woods, IND (1 Viewer)

ive seen him surprisingly high on some dynasty rankings.

The potential alone he should have a decent ranking. Is a monster physically without much talent in front of him and in my opinion colts are going to be a good offense with Richardson at the helm
I have him, and I like him, but Richardson's passing ability is not why. I think Richardson will be a scattershot arm but jelani is a big athletic target who doesn't need a perfectly accurate pass to make plays
I'm saying I think the whole offense is going to be better with a more dynamic quarterback then*checks notes* a washed up Matt Ryan. The colts have weapons at all positions this year.
 

The Indianapolis Star reports Jelani Woods is the most likely Colts tight end to take on the Dallas Goedert role in head coach Shane Steichen's offense.

"Woods is the only Indianapolis tight end who’s shown he has the athleticism to stretch the field the way Goedert can," the Star reported. Woods will compete with six other Indy tight ends this summer, with the team likely to keep three tight ends to start the season. A 2022 third-round pick, Woods as a rookie caught 25 of 40 targets for 312 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 12.5 yards per catch and had an average depth of target of 10.7 yards. Like most rookie tight ends, Woods said he struggled to pick up the multiple roles he had to learn in last year's offense. Woods profiles as a fine late-round dart throw who should at least have a chance to run consistent routes in Steichen's offense.
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SOURCE: IndyStar.com
Jun 13, 2023 at 11:36 AM ET
 
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#Colts HC Shane Steichen on third-year TE Jelani Woods, who Steichen never really got to work with last year due to Woods’ hamstring issues.

“(You) see how long he is and how he can run (and the) different things you can do with him.”
 
@32BeatWriters
Breakout Performer: "Jelani Woods really caught my eye during that session. After not seeing him on the field at all last year due to his nagging hamstring injuries, I honestly forgot how big and freakishly athletic Woods is. He caught a lot of passes during team drills, and Steichen said afterward that he noticed the 'different things you can do with him.'"
 
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“A big-bodied tight end that can run the vertical routes, run the shallows, run the deep cross. It’s awesome to see. Obviously, he’s a matchup for a defense that they gotta be prepared for.”

— #Colts HC Shane Steichen on Jelani Woods
 
Took him with the last pick of a recent rookie draft that includes vets. I'd rather have him over most of the 4th round fodder available.
 
@32BeatWriters
"The Colts have left their top tight end role open to [Woods], and if his off-season work to reshape his lower half can create a sustainable year, he could break out in the biggest of ways with a play designer like Shane Steichen and a downfield quarterback like Richardson in a run-heavy, play-action-heavy offense.

"Without him, Steichen has shown he can hodgepodge together a tight end room of more than 800 yards in production. But Woods offers the only real upside of the group."
 
@32BeatWriters
"The Colts have left their top tight end role open to [Woods], and if his off-season work to reshape his lower half can create a sustainable year, he could break out in the biggest of ways with a play designer like Shane Steichen and a downfield quarterback like Richardson in a run-heavy, play-action-heavy offense.

"Without him, Steichen has shown he can hodgepodge together a tight end room of more than 800 yards in production. But Woods offers the only real upside of the group."

I like Jelani's upside this year, he should thrive in Shane Steichen's scheme. Good one to target if you punt on TE and want to try the ying/yang TE strategy. Essentially draft one guy with a decent floor and another with a high ceiling. Woods being the latter type IMO.
 
@32BeatWriters
"The Colts have left their top tight end role open to [Woods], and if his off-season work to reshape his lower half can create a sustainable year, he could break out in the biggest of ways with a play designer like Shane Steichen and a downfield quarterback like Richardson in a run-heavy, play-action-heavy offense.

"Without him, Steichen has shown he can hodgepodge together a tight end room of more than 800 yards in production. But Woods offers the only real upside of the group."

I like Jelani's upside this year, he should thrive in Shane Steichen's scheme. Good one to target if you punt on TE and want to try the ying/yang TE strategy. Essentially draft one guy with a decent floor and another with a high ceiling. Woods being the latter type IMO.
And if Richardson misses time we know Flacco definitely targets TEs.
 

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