Scouting Report: Logan Woodside, QB

Woodside is a mid to late round prospect with some intriguing intangibles that the Patriots might want to invest in.

NEPD Staff Writer: Jeff Fidler

Forward by Mike Gerken

Well…. Free agency is here, and for Patriots fans, it hasn’t exactly been a great start to it. I think fans had a realistic expectation that Malcolm Butler and even Dion Lewis were going to find new homes. The shock came when both Danny Amendola and Nate Solder also moved on. Solder in particular is a tough loss. It leaves a large hole at one of the most important position with no real fall back plan in place. If Tony Garcia had played last year instead of dealing with a major health issue that brought his weight down to 260 Lbs. then maybe we could feel a little better about the situation, but that is just not the case. Now, giving Solder 15 million dollars a year was pretty extreme and a number the Patriots probably never came close to. I know we want to hear some positive information for the Patriots, but as is the case almost every year, we have to be patient and let the process work itself out. Lets not forget, we are still 6 months away from real football and the team will look vastly different than it does today. As long as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are on the Patriots sideline, the team should be alright. One way it could look different is at the QB position, and Jeff presents another Scouting Report on a late round guy who has some intriguing qualities.



  • From Kentucky. Went to Franklin County High School & played QB.
  • Parents are Jason Woodside and Emily Cleveland. Has a step-brother, Tyler.
  • Graduated in December of 2016 with a degree in marketing.  Currently pursuing master’s degree in recreation administration.
  • Started early on, Coaches went w/ another QB following year, Woodside red-shirted to save eligibility. Coaches went back to him to the following year & never looked back.




  • Arm Talent – Strength, Placement/Touch, Quick release, Accuracy. Very good accuracy, placement & touch on all 3 levels. Throws an easy, precise ball that’s in the WR’S hands or a spot for him to get it. Good strength. Makes several “NFL” throws every game testing the sidelines, m.o.f. & deep areas. Quick release w/ good velocity. Not afraid to thread the needle in tight windows.
  • Mobility, Moxy, Poise & Pocket presence. Good sense of when to scramble to throw or take off for yards. Has legs to extend plays. Able to throw on the move. Faced adversity throughout college & ended up putting his name the record book. Not afraid of the big throw or stage. Stands ground in the pocket & keeps eyes downfield while bodies are collapsing & heading towards him. Will manipulate the pocket to give himself a better stage to throw on.
  • Good field vision. At times will scan the field but usually makes smart, quick, decisive decisions.
  • Very good & productive overall play over the last 2 years. 73 TD/17 INT & 65% adjusted comp% (throws beyond the l.o.s.)
  • At times looks like very good at rhythm thrower that can move the chains & sustain drives. Takes command of the moment & field.



  • Mechanics are different from series to series at times. Footwork gets too wide when he steps out of r.p.o. At times feet aren’t towards target if he gets moved off his spot. Footwork when/on drops needs work.
  • Undersized at 6’1/210.
  • At times stares down his 1st read & stays w/ him too long.
  • Can be inconsistent deep & at times accuracy can shaky.
  • How is he under center? Operated out of shotgun exclusively.



Woodside is the classic “if he were a few inches taller, went to a better school etc” QB. There’s no getting around his size but he makes it work in every way. Has the arm, mobility & competitive drive to get it done. At times he throws an absolutely pretty ball & can touch all 3 areas. He definitely has to work on his mechanics & get in the film room but he has plenty of real NFL traits to work with right now.


Traits That Translate

Here are some clips that show off Woodside’s Placement, Good mechanics & ability to touch different levels.





6 Responses to “Scouting Report: Logan Woodside, QB”

  1. kevin z says:

    I like Woodside would rather take chance on him in later rounds than Mayfield in higher rounds.
    Doubt Pats Woodside though if was 6″2 or so mayb since did take Jimmy G at that size.

  2. brandonmaxham says:

    mock draft 3/14:

    1st:Leighton Vander esch ILB/OLB

    2nd:Quenton Meeks CB

    2nd:Justin Reid S

    3rd:Will Dissly TE

    4th:Brandon Parker OT

    5th:Logan Woodside QB

    6th:Ja’Von Rolland-Jones DE/OLB

  3. Mike Gerken says:

    Burkhead is back in the fold on a multi-year deal

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