2. Like Howard, He Plays Well In Big Games
After round one, we talked about O.J. Howard’s big-game ability. He played his best in Alabama’s two appearances in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Well, Chris Godwin had some big-time performances of his own, often when it mattered most.
In his freshman year, Godwin came up with his best game in the Pinstripe Bowl. In a 31-30 win over Boston College, he caught seven passes for 140 yards and a touchdown. He had five 100-yard games in his sophomore season. One of those came in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Georgia, when he caught six passes for 133 yards in a 24-17 loss. Then, as a junior, he put up three 100-yard games. His best game came in the Rose Bowl against USC, as he hauled in nine passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns. The Nittany Lions lost 52-49, but it was a huge performance for Godwin on a national stage.
As referenced in the previous slide, imagine what he’ll be capable of in the NFL when he has a professional quarterback and some fantastic talent around him. His big-game ability will be needed if the Bucs want to compete this year and every year after that. The plus is that he proved in college that he can step up on the biggest of stages.