The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected some decent receivers in recent drafts, but players’ stats on paper don’t always translate to pro success.
Sammie Coates, Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton to name a few, never lived up to their potential with the team… but a new year brings a new crop that they’ll try their luck on.
Enter Penn State’s Chris Godwin – a player who doesn’t have otherworldly stats, but might be a good fit. Godwin confirmed at Penn State’s pro day Thursday that he has a visit lined up with the team.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Adam Bittner
“On the surface, Godwin might look like a bit of a risky pick for a team that has suffered a lot of busts lately. His production dropped off this past season after a great sophomore campaign in which he accumulated 69 catches and 1,101 yards.
There was a good reason for that, though. The Nittany Lions shifted to a read-option offense this season, choosing to highlight mobile quarterback Trace McSorley and running back Saquon Barkley. It was a stark departure from the offense Godwin thrived in the year before behind pro-style signal caller Christian Hackenberg, who was drafted in the second round last year by the New York Jets in large part because of the gaudy numbers Godwin helped him post.” read more >