Buccaneers Draft 2017: Projecting The Rookies On The Depth Chart
By Zain Ahmed
Round 3: Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State
The Buccaneers continued to add depth to their wide receiving corps with the selection of Chris Godwin. Tampa’s wide receiver corps has quickly gone from a weakness to a strength. Mike Evans had virtually no help outside of Adam Humphries last season but with the signing of Desean Jackson and now drafting Godwin, Evans has more help than he could have ever imagined.
Dirk Koetter said he wanted the Buccaneers to get faster and Godwin fits the description of fast. Godwin ran a 4.42 at the combine in March, showcasing his speed. Godwin also has the ability to return kicks which provides much-needed competition at the position.
The Bucs drafted Godwin to provide WR depth but he could end up being more than that. Godwin will challenge Humphries for the slot WR role and I believe he will win that competition because of his speed. Godwin could end up being a big contributor for Tampa’s passing offense.