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Robert Woods to file paperwork for NFL draft evaluation, per report

The Trojans junior receiver has filed paperwork for an NFL draft evaluation, and is reported to be seriously considering turning pro if he is projected as a first round pick.

Harry How

USC Trojans standout wide receiver Robert Woods has reportedly filed paperwork to the NFL and is awaiting a draft evaluation, according to Scott Wolf of The Los Angeles Daily News.

Woods, a 6'1 junior from Carson, had a strong 2012 campaign for the Trojans, with 73 catches for 813 yards and 11 touchdowns, and was named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team. His numbers were down from his spectacular sophomore season, in which he had 111 receptions for 1.292 yards and fifteen touchdowns.

While it is uncertain where Woods projects in the 2013 draft at this time, the 20-year-old told The Los Angeles Daily News that he believes that critics think that an ankle injury he suffered in 2011 is still bothering him and that that perception could affect where the NFL projects him in their evaluation. However, Woods claims that the ankle is not bothering him.

Woods has previously said that he would seriously consider turning pro if he were projected as a first-round pick.