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Antwaun Woods, Greg Townsend Jr. get a chance to impress scouts

Travis Greene, Antwaun Woods

National team running back Travis Greene (38), of Bowling Green, runs against American team defensive lineman Antwaun Woods (99), of USC, during the second half of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson on Jan. 23.

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After participating in Saturday’s NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, former USC defensive linemen Antwaun Woods and Greg Townsend Jr. are looking forward to the next step in the pre-draft process.

The workouts with former NFL coaches such as Mike Holmgren and Mike Martz provided draft-eligible players the opportunity to impress pro football scouts.

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“It’s just been fun to compete against people from different areas,” Woods said before his American team’s 18-17 loss to the National team at the StubHub Center on Saturday. “I thought I stepped up to the plate and got the job done.”


Said Townsend: “I definitely thought I got the chance to show scouts more of what can I do.”

Townsend had two tackles for the American team. Woods was credited with an assisted tackle.

The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is one of several games for players to showcase their skills. Former Trojans linebacker Anthony Sarao played Saturday in the East-West Shrine game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Former USC quarterback Cody Kessler and fullback Soma Vainuku are among the players who are scheduled to participate in the Senior Bowl this week in Mobile, Ala.

The NFL Scouting Combine is set for Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis. USC’s Pro Day workout is usually in early March.

The NFL draft is set for April 28-30 in Chicago.


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