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Terry Godwin II Is Georgia’s Forgotten Receiver

Could He Provide the Redskins Depth At the Slot?

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Terry Godwin II, WR
School: Georgia | Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21?
Height / Weight: 5-11 / 184 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 5th - 7th Round
NFL Comparison: Corey Brown

College Statistics

Player Overview

A talented, multi-sport athlete, Terry Godwin turned down a career as a Major League Baseball player with the Braves in 2016 in order that he could continue his football path at the University of Georgia, where he was eventually a 4-year starter. Godwin incrementally increased receptions, yardage, and touchdowns in his first three years, topping out at 38 receptions for 639 yards and 6 TDs his junior season, only to have his senior year production dampened by leg injuries early on. Godwin finished 2018 strong, however, with an invite to the East-West Shrine Game, where he caught 4 passes for 80 yards and 2 TDs, performing well enough to be named MVP of the game. Though Godwin has played in Riley Ridley’s shadow - and will almost certainly be drafted several rounds after Ridley - his performance demands attention in its own right

Strengths

  • Good ability to bring in sideline passes.
  • Strong route running ability.
  • Soft, strong hands and the capacity to grab a range of balls. Only dropped one pass in 2018.
  • Can perform against top college talent.
  • Very sudden and agile.

Weaknesses

  • Relatively small and slight stature could be a durability concern.
  • Lacks physicality.
  • Doesn’t possess explosive, deep speed.
  • Not capable of providing much blocking assistance.

Let’s see his work

How He Would Fit On The Redskins

If drafted by the Redskins, he could immediately join the competition for the slot receiver position vacated by Jamison Crowder, as well as potentially provide depth for the punt returner and/or kick returner roles (he attempted 9 returns at UGA). His small frame raises some question about his ability to stand up to repeated punishment from NFL defenders, but his sure hands and sharp route running capabilities could certainly help upgrade the Redskins’ anemic WR group. A late round flyer on a tenacious receiver like Godwin makes a ton of sense for a team with so little depth at the position currently. There’s also reason to believe that, because of the talent and offensive weapons surrounding him at Georgia, his true value may be getting underestimated, and that if he's given a more prominent role in an offense, he’ll be able to demonstrate just how talented he is.

Poll

What draft pick would you consider taking Terry Godwin with?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    A 5th rounder.
    (35 votes)
  • 35%
    A 6th rounder.
    (68 votes)
  • 27%
    A 7th rounder.
    (52 votes)
  • 19%
    I’d aim for him as an UDFA.
    (37 votes)
192 votes total Vote Now