Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin is scheduled to meet with the Eagles on an official pre-draft visit, according to a report from Kristian Dyer of Sporting News (hat tip to @igglesnut). Godwin won’t count against the Eagles’ 30 visit limit since he’s a Philadelphia native.
This isn’t the first time the Eagles have shown interest in Godwin. Philadelphia also put him through a private workout earlier this offseason.
The 21-year-old Godwin measures in at 6-1, 209 pounds. In three years at Penn State, he posted 154 receptions for 2,421 yards (15.7 average) and 18 touchdowns.
Godwin projects to be a Day 2 pick. It’s expected he’ll be selected as early as the second round. Here’s a scouting report from Draft Analyst:
Pos: Productive college receiver with a next-level game. Plays with terrific balance and body control as well as hand-eye coordination. Effectively uses the sidelines, shields defenders with his frame and takes a big hit yet holds onto the throw. Extends his hands making the reception away from his frame, easily makes the catch on crossing patterns and always works to make himself an available target. Tracks the pass in the air, shows a sense of timing and gets vertical over defenders then competes to come away with the tough grab. Smooth, adjusts or contorts in midair and snatches the ball from the air. Effective downfield blocker.
Neg: Not a true deep threat and lacks the second gear. Average size for possession wideout.
Analysis: Godwin was very productive the three seasons he started at Penn State and offers next-level potential as a third receiver that can lineup in the slot or on the flanks.
The Eagles still need long-term help at the wide receiver position despite signing Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith so Godwin could be a nice fit for Philadelphia. He’s a pretty good player. Check out his highlight tape below.
Godwin tested out very well at the 2017 NFL Combine, as seen in his spider graph below.
Complete list of known Philadelphia Eagles draft visits
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Washington WR John Ross - [Click here]
Alabama LB Ryan Anderson - [Click here]
Alabama LB Reuben Foster - [Click here]
Florida State RB Dalvin Cook - [Click here]
LSU RB Leonard Fournette - [Click here]
Clemson WR Mike Williams - [Click here]
Western Michigan WR Corey Davis - [Click here]
IUP OL Ethan Cooper - [Click here]
Connecticut DB Obi Melifonwu - [Click here]
Grambling State WR Chad Williams - [Click here]
West Virginia WR Shelton Gibson - [Click here]
LSU S Jamal Adams - [Click here]
Ohio State CB Gareon Conley - [Click here]
Penn State S Malik Golden - [Click here]
San Diego State CB Damontae Kazee - [Click here]
Washington CB Kevin King - [Click here]