Monday the Raiders held a visit with Central Arkansas defensive end Jonathan Woodard according to Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo News, who referred to Woodard as "underrated". Woodard also has a visit lined up with the Titans.
The 6-5, 270-pound Woodard is currently not rated among draftable defensive ends, likely due to his having not played for a big time program at Central Arkansas. But he put up good numbers including being named the Southland Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 with 10.0 sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss, and 56 tackles.
Over four college seasons at UCA, starting every single game (49), he put up 30.5 sacks, 51 tackles for loss, and 175 combined tackles.
Rather reminiscent of David Bass -- a small school stud (Missouri Western) with a lot of starts and big numbers (40.5 sacks in 50 starts). The Raiders selected Bass in the 7th round of the 2013 draft, and he showed some potential but he was waived in the final round of cuts prior to the season. He was claimed by the Bears and after two seasons in Chicago he was waived and claimed by the Titans, where he started 7 games last season.