By: Steve Johnson
Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State
6’1″ 209, 31 5/8″ arms, 9 1/8″ hands
4.42 40, 36″ vert, 126″ broad jump
2014: 13 games. 26 rec, 228 yards, 2 TDs.
2015. 13 games. 69 rec, 1101 yards, 5 TDs.
2016: 13 games. 59 rec, 982 yards, 11 TDs.
Misc. Stats: Carried 3 balls for 14 yards in career.
Accolades: 2013 Delaware Gatorade High School Player of the Year. 2015 third-team All-Big Ten, 2016 honorable mention Big-Ten
History: Went to Middletown (DE) High School, led the team to a 41-7 record, four state championship appearances and won two.
Strengths: Plays bigger than his 6’1 frame. Wins jump balls and uses his body to shield off defenders. Has great ball skills, to the point you have to double check he’s only 6’1″. Willing blocker (see crack block that set up Saquon Barkley for 37 yard run vs Ohio State). Shines in the biggest stage (22 rec, 460 yards, 3 TDs in 3 career bowl games). Fearless across the middle.
Weaknesses: Doesn’t have elite length you want from a #1 WR. Hands are on the smaller side. Route running and separation need work.
Overview: Godwin, can line up anywhere day one and contribute. I really liked his tape prior to him lighting up the combine, showing he has the athleticism really helped his stock. He’s stocky, fearless and a willing blocker that coaches will love.
Draft Projection: Mid to Late 2nd Round Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.8