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Chris Godwin Drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Godwin seems destined for a big NFL career, and will make one lucky GM look very smart.

Temple v Penn State Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Chris Godwin is the newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as they drafted him with the 20th pick of the third round.

Considering the success he had throughout his career at Penn State, his measurables and his overall skillset, it’s surprising Godwin wasn’t snatched up earlier in the draft. However, he seems destined to make a name for himself in the NFL and could blossom into a true standout in the near future.

Godwin had his breakout game for Penn State in the 2014 Pinstripe Bowl, scorching a talented BC defense for 140 yards on seven catches, including a memorable 72-yard touchdown grab. From then on, Godwin was the main target in the Penn State passing game for Christian Hackenberg and Trace McSorley.

Godwin has the speed to stretch the field, but also has the size and fearlessness to go over the middle to keep the chains moving when needed. He may do his best work in traffic, using his strength and ball skills to go up and make the catch. Godwin also has exceptional hands, rarely, if ever, dropping a pass within his reach.

Congratulations, Chris! Here’s hoping for a long and memorable NFL career.