With the selection of Jelani Woods, this is the second consecutive year in which the Colts selected a tight end in the first four rounds of the NFL Draft. Last year, Indy took Kylen Granson in the fourth.
Jelani Woods NFL Draft Outlook
While the Colts also retained Mo Alie-Cox this offseason, Jack Doyle retired, leaving a need at the position on a team that often utilizes multiple tight ends.
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Woods will bring a massive frame who runs routes with suddenness and can more than hold his own in the blocking department.
Jelani Woods Fantasy Football TE Tips
Despite his large frame, Woods is an asset in the passing game. However, with Granson and Alie-Cox already on the roster, Woods may not see the field often. He will likely battle for reps with Granson this offseason.
Woods is clearly not draftable in redraft formats, but may be worth a third-round flier in dynasty leagues.
Jelani Woods Scouting Report
- Massive frame
- Deceptive burst
- Solid route-running skills
- Not great after the catch