With the 84th(3rd round) overall pick in the 2017 draft, the Tampa Bay Bucs selected a young man out of Penn State named Chris Godwin. Little did many know that this pick would team up 3 years later with Mike Evans to make a major impact on a receiving core that in previous years had DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries ahead of Godwin.
Godwin, in the last 4 weeks, has been a big part of why the Bucs are 3-1 and currently on a 2-game win steak. During these four weeks, Godwin has 20 receptions for 355 yards and 3 scores. He is averaging 17.8 yards per catch. The Bucs have also scored on the ground 5 times, which should credit Godwin as a solid pass blocker too.
“We don’t have a 1 and 2; we have a 1A and 1B.“- Mike Evans when asked about Godwin back in training camp.
In 2019 alone, Godwin is 2nd in yards in the NFL with 1,121 yards and yards per game with 93.4, 6th in receptions with 74, and tied for 1st with 9 touchdowns. his 15.1 average is ranked 21st in the league. Godwin has quietly made his presence known by showing up and just ballin’ out. This has been such an under-the-radar type pick that has paid it’s due. I believe Godwin has earned an extension and should end the season with 100+ catches, which would also be another career first. I’m predicting he ends with at least 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns. He would very well be the wide receiver of the year too.