Chris Godwin-WR-Penn State
Size: 6’1 209lbs

Chris Godwin

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Great catch radius
  • Strong hands
  • Solid leaping ability
  • Speed

Analysis: Chris Godwin was a fringe NFL prospect when he started his career at Penn State but a consistent WR for years in a Penn State passing attack that was less than stellar has helped bolster his draft stock. He increases his level of play during big games, specifically the bowl games the Nittany Lions were in. He had a breakout sophomore season, earning third-team All-Big Ten honors with 69 catches for 1,101 yards and five scores. Though some of his receiving numbers were down in an honorable mention all-conference junior year (59-982), Godwin scored a career-high 11 times. He saved the best performances in his career for bowl games, first as a freshman (7-140, TD vs. Boston College in Pinstripe Bowl), then in 2015 (6-133 vs. Georgia in TaxSlayer.com Bowl) and finally in his last college game (9-187, 2 TDs vs. USC in the Rose Bowl). He impressed at the Combine with his testing numbers and didn’t run again on campus at his pro day, but he did run routes and catch the ball, looking good during positional drills. In Indianapolis, Godwin ranked among the top performers in the 40-yard dash (4.42), 10-yard split (1.54), vertical (36-inches), broad jump (10-feet-6) and short shuttle (4.00).

Weaknesses:

  • Focus drops
  • Run blocking needs improvement
  • Struggles against physical corners

Analysis: Godwin has solid hands but he can lose focus at times causing him to drop the ball or ‘body-catch’ the ball which won’t happen with much success at the next level. He is a willing blocker in the running game but does not have the technique or strength currently to consistently handle his man in this department. Physical corners who jam and press their man could control Godwin off the snap. He will need to work on his footwork at the snap of the ball as well as adding some play strength to fight through press coverage. The Penn State scheme had a limited route tree so Godwin will need to work with his position coaches at the next level to master more of the dynamic routes that are run in the NFL.

NFL Comparison: Davante Adams

Draft Projection: Round 2-3

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