The Buccaneers select Chris Godwin in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft.
The third round continues rapidly in Philadelphia for the 2017 NFL draft. The Buccaneers have made their choice. Earlier tonight, they selected Justin Evans from Texas A & M. In the third round, Jason Licht went for offense and selected Chris Godwin, WR from Penn State.
Our college gurus gave him a second round grade, so this is an excellent value pick in the third round. Jason Licht has made it clear that he was going to add weapons for Jameis Winston. That is exactly what he has done over the first two days of this draft.
His stats speak for themselves. Godwin caught 154 passes and 18 touchdown passes during his three years in Penn State. He came into his own with his red zone numbers last year, posting 11 touchdowns. At the Combine, he posted a 4.42 time in the forty yard dash, showing he can fly. His career average yards per catch was 15.7. This is a player that can make a play around the football.
He will jump right into the fray and he will have great mentors in Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson. Even as a depth chart player to start, he can make an impact in three and four wide receiver sets. Players like Evans and Jackson can help him adapt to the big time. Godwin is a talented player that can produce at his own pace. The Bucs aren’t barren at the position so they can ease him into a role without putting too much pressure on him early.
Once again, Jason Licht has made the Bucs better than they were prior to the NFL draft. Another good night for the Bucs.
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