Josh Woodrum is the AAF’s Salt Lake Stallions beginning quarterback, however he has his eyes on one thing larger. Woodrum has NFL expertise and hopes he can use the Alliance of American Soccer as a option to get groups’ consideration.
“Once I compete, I wish to compete on the highest degree — and I believe I can compete on the highest degree,” Woodrum famous to KSL.com. “A variety of guys on this league are the identical means. … I believe everybody ought to wish to show that they don’t belong on this league, that they belong within the NFL and this league will assist them get to the place they should be. If everybody has that mindset, I believe you will have an excellent soccer league.”
Woodrum performed for the Baltimore Ravens, however his recreation appearances had been restricted to the preseason. Throughout 2018, Woodrum performed in three preseason video games going 12-of-19 for 121 yards, one landing and an interception. Woodrum shined in his restricted reps, however the Ravens weren’t a great scenario with Lamar Jackson and Joe Flacco on the roster. Woodrum would like to be again within the NFL, however admits that the AAF could give him extra of an opportunity to develop his recreation.
“Should you’re not the beginning quarterback, you actually don’t get that many reps — particularly in the course of the season,” Woodrum advised KSL.com. “I used to be very lucky in my second yr with the Ravens, when Joe Flacco damage his again and I used to be in a position to get a ton of reps. If Joe wasn’t damage, I’d’ve by no means gotten that chance. Should you aren’t a starter, you probably aren’t getting time to be seen”
Woodrum Performed School Soccer at Liberty College
Previous to his professional profession, Woodrum was a standout faculty quarterback at Liberty College. Throughout his 4 seasons at Liberty, Woodrum threw for 10,266 yards, 61 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. Right here’s an excerpt from Woodrum’s scouting report on NFL.com when he was coming into the draft.
Has essential NFL dimension. Steps and drives his throws. Can put the ball on high of receivers with some tempo. Correct with blitz reads and will get ball to scorching reads rapidly…Woodrum has sufficient dimension and arm to get a scout’s consideration, however his common accuracy and lack of landing manufacturing relative to his passing makes an attempt is disappointing. Woodrum is perhaps value grooming, however he’s a pocket passer who’s lacking the sphere imaginative and prescient often related to these varieties of “stash” prospects.
Now, Woodrum and the Stallions will carry professional soccer to Salt Lake Metropolis in a state with out an NFL group. Dennis Erickson received two nationwide championships teaching on the College of Miami and is the Salt Lake head coach.
“It’s a soccer state, for my part,” Erickson famous to The Salt Lake Tribune. “There’s lots of soccer within the fall. Now we’re gonna attempt to carry some soccer to Utah within the spring and it’ll be pleasant.”