Chris Godwin: The Well-justified NFL Draft Board Late-riser

by Zach Krueger ·

Height: 6-1
Weight: 209
Age: 21.1
40-Yard Dash: 4.42 (88th-percentile)
Height-adjusted Speed Score (HaSS): 109.5 (88th-percentile)
Burst Score: 124.2 (68th-percentile)
Agility Score: 11.01 (70th-percentile)
Catch Radius: 10.14 (75th-percentile)

Best Comparable: Pierre Garcon

Chris GOD-WIN. I should stop there, as one could argue that his last name alone says it all, but that would be a cheap cop out. So, I continue.

Chris Godwin was a three-year producer at Penn State, and really took off his sophomore year of college when he exploded for 69 receptions for 1,101 yards and five touchdowns while averaging 16.0 yards per catch.

The Penn State product closed out his career with 154 receptions, 2,421 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns all while averaging 15.7 yards per catch. His College Dominator rating of 34.9-percent (66th-percentile) is above average for a player at his position, and his 19.5 Breakout Age puts him in the 77th-percentile among NFL wide receivers.

Chris Godwin Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Godwin had one of the more impressive days at the NFL Scouting Combine, posting a 4.42 40-yard dash (88th-percentile), 109.5 HaSS (88th-percentile) and 10.14 Catch Radius (75th-percentile). His most impressive workout metrics is his 128.3 SPARQ-x Score which puts him in the 95th-percentile among wide receivers at the NFL level.

With sure hands and good size, Godwin projects to be a productive player for whatever team he goes to. His 6-foot-1, 209-pound frame is enough to matchup with most NFL cornerbacks, and his explosive will leave him with plenty of speed to burn and ability to get open. Godwin saved his best performance for last in 2016, posted 9 receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns against USC in the Rose Bowl. He displayed strong hands and good ball awareness on multiple catches, and has been boosting his draft stock ever since.

Affectionately dubbed by some scouts and fans as “Allen Robinson 2.0,” Chris Godwin appears to fit that bill pre-draft. Had he stayed one more year at Penn State, we could be talking about Godwin as a potential first round draft pick, but the 21-year old rookie will instead turn into a later round steal for one lucky team.