Chris Godwin will be a breakout star
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The Chris Godwin hype train has left the station. After gaining steam at the end of the season, Godwin has taken training camp and the preseason by storm. In three games he has seven catches for 55 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
The Penn State product has spent much of his time alongside Winston, who connected with him again on a 10-yard touchdown reception against the Lions. The two have gained some evident trust with Winston chucking up a few jump balls in Godwin’s direction.
In a cluttered group of wide receivers, Godwin will burst onto the scene quickly in 2018.
With so many young pieces primed to take significant snaps in the secondary, growing pains are going to be apparent.
Tampa’s defensive backfield is one of their weakest areas on paper. Lions head coach Matt Patricia had his team attack the back end of the Bucs’ defense. 2017’s worst pass defense needs to prove they can stop opposing air attacks. They have the front seven to handle the running game, but teams could avoid the ground game if the secondary performs as they did.
Depth in the secondary is thin as well. Both Matt Cassel and Jake Rudock tore apart Tampa’s backup defensive backs.