Going into yesterday, Demetri Goodson knew he’d get drafted in the fifth or sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Baylor CB, who spent four seasons in Waco racking up 38 tackles and four interceptions, received calls during his time at the combine from the Titans, Steelers, Broncos, and Dolphins, so you have to imagine the Packers taking him instead was a little surprising.
Not that it matters.
“It’s the best feeling in the world,” Goodson said in a tweet on the Packers team feed. “Made me feel like a little kid.”
During his career with the Bears, Goodson reminded me a lot of Green Bay’s Tramon Williams, a guy who simply always hustles. He’s not recognized for his constant efforts, as the box score rarely finishes in his favor, but still, his speed and athleticism are definitely admirable.
So, with that I’d say my point here is clear: I love this acquisition. Like every drafting, it’s not guaranteed to work, but if recent history has taught us anything, it’s that fifth round CBs nobody’s heard of have the potential of becoming really special. I mean, just look at Richard Sherman. In 2011, he was just another prospect, but now, as we all know, he’s the highest paid player at his position.