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Chris Godwin, WR: Play Maker In The Rose Bowl, Could He Make Plays For The Redskins?

Hogs Haven takes a look at 2017 Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins

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Chris Godwin, WR
School: Penn State | Conference: Big Ten
College Experience: Junior | Age: 21
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 209 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 2nd Round
NFL Comparison: Michael Crabtree

College Statistics

Player Overview

Chris Godwin was one of many good things about the 2016 Rose Bowl vs USC. Even though Penn State lost an epic 52-49 matchup with USC, Godwin had close to 200 receiving yards and saw the end zone twice. I like his game because of his ability to pass block. This definitely should be a strength of his seeing that he was in an offense with fellow Nittany Lion Sequon Barkley. I wouldn’t consider him to be a deep threat but he is one of those guys that can make plays down the field when the ball is thrown his way. He does struggle with getting open when pressured at times (vs Michigan) and drops are a problem.


  • He has great ability as a run blocker and could thrive in an offense like Penn State’s at the next level.
  • He can run routes very well and catch the ball in space.
  • When you need a big play, a team can depend on him to make it.
  • His 4.4 speed will take him far with the kind of player he is.


  • Struggles to get free at times when covered
  • Needs to work on hands a little more

See his work below

How He Would Fit On The Redskins

The Washington Redskins are obviously trying to get younger at the wide receiver position with the departures of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. The young studs the Redskins have now (Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson), those guys have a chance to get more exposure and touches.

I like the Redskins picking up Godwin in the second round if he’s available and as far as how he would fit, he could be a slot guy because of his speed or he could be used in special teams for the Redskins.