By Jake Knabel, Concordia (Neb.) Sports Information Director
SEWARD, Neb. - (Regional Combine Video) Concordia (Neb.) All-American safety Darnell Woods had the opportunity to showcase his skills in front of NFL scouts in Renton, Wash., on March 22. The NFL regional combine was hosted inside the Seattle Seahawks’ practice facility, The Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
Woods, whose 40-yard dash time is listed at 4.84 seconds according to his ESPN.com draft profile, ran the 40 and participated in several other drills in Renton (watch via the link above). The GPAC defensive player of the year has also been part of smaller scale workouts in the area for Canadian Football League teams.
Seattle’s NFL regional combine served as a complimentary piece to the national combine that took place in Indianapolis in February. To view the list of those who participated alongside Woods at the regional combine in Washington, click HERE. The field of prospects included several athletes from NCAA Division I power conference schools.
Woods has been on the radar of pro scouts even before his stellar senior season. Last summer he worked out inside Bulldog Stadium in front of NFL regional scouts from the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings. At 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, the native of Phoenix, Ariz., possesses ideal size.
While not considered a likely NFL training camp invitee, Woods aspires to keep playing football on some level. Concordia football coaches believe there’s a chance he may find opportunities to play professionally in Europe.