Robert Woods played college football at USC, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. On March 9, 2017, Woods was signed by the Los Angeles Rams to a five-year, $34 million contract that includes $15 million guaranteed. He finished his first season with the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 with 56 receptions for a career-high 781 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions in 12 games and 11 starts. The Los Angeles Rams finished the 2017 NFL season first in the NFC West with an 11-5 record and earned a playoff berth. On January 6, 2018, Woods started in his first career playoff game and caught a game-high nine passes for 142-yards during the Rams' 26-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Wildcard Game.