Toledo quarterback Logan Woodside bullied the Mid-American Conference last season by tossing a nation high 45 touchdowns across 13 games. His quick release and poise under pressure lead Toledo to a 9-4 record, good for second place in the West Division. Unfortunately, the Rockets season ended with a loss in the Camellia Bowl to Appalachian State.
Back for his final season, the 6-2, 200 pound signal caller is looking to refine his game while proving to scouts that he belongs in the NFL.
Woodside took time out of his busy schedule to sit down with us for an exclusive interview here at Draft Breakdown. He discussed what he’s been working on this offseason, and which areas he feels he needs to improve the most in 2017. His connection with Cody Thompson terrorized MAC defenses in 2016, and he talked about how the pair have developed such lethal chemistry on the field. I’ve also included some video analysis of Woodside’s game. Enjoy.
JM: Thanks for joining me today Logan.
LW: Yes sir. Thank you for having me.
JM: What have you been working on this offseason? Which areas did you feel needed the most improvement?
LW: For me, it’s all about footwork. Coach [Brian] Wright, our offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach has me working on my footwork every single day. He has me moving around in the pocket and working on making my release even quicker. It all goes back to footwork, rhythm and timing.
JM: You were recently named to the Davey O’Brien and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch lists for 2017. What would those honors mean to you?
LW: It’s an unbelievable honor going into my senior campaign. It’s awesome but now it’s time to go out there and produce on the field. I have one final season with my brothers that I’ve been here for five years with and I’m excited about that.
JM: Speaking of producing on the field, you threw 45 touchdowns last season, which lead the nation. How do you follow that up?
LW: First and foremost, I don’t even think about that number anymore to be honest. Just because I threw 45 touchdowns last season doesn’t guarantee me to throw any this year. For this season, I’m just excited to go out and execute the offense with the game plan our staff puts together each week.