The Hurry Up: Last Chance to Buy Low on this Rookie WR?
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During this week’s press conference at One Buc Place, coach Koetter took some time to weigh in on his rookie wideout and what the future has in store for the Bucs with Godwin being a crucial piece to the receiving corps.
“Outstanding,” Koetter said of Godwin’s performance throughout camp. “He is doing a great job, the guy looks like a vet out there. Does not play like a rookie, does not act like a rookie. Very mature and serious about his business, serious about football. Doing a really nice job out there.”
Chris Godwin has gotten love from all directions. Matt Harmon loves his film. Shawn Siegele loves his measured athleticism. Jim Kloet loves his age-adjusted production. And while I don’t know Kevin Cole’s personal opinion, Godwin fell into a favorable node on Cole’s WR prospect regression tree.
But none of this love has managed to nudge Godwin from the late second round of dynasty rookie drafts:1
What gives? It’s certainly not a lack of athleticism.
And Godwin’s production is satisfactory if not jaw dropping, especially considering he was 20 years old in his final college season.
Perhaps it’s just Tampa Bay’s crowded receiving corps. But rookie wide receivers are rarely fantasy relevant in year one, and DeSean Jackson is entering his age-31 season. Plus, Jackson has missed at least one game in seven of his nine NFL seasons. Godwin will probably have some opportunity as early as 2017.
Regardless, he’ll have a chance to flash in the preseason. If he does, you’ll never pry him away from his current team. So get your trade offers out there soon.
- Unless you’re in a dynasty league with Harmon himself, who drafted Godwin as the twelfth rookie off the board in a recent startup. (back)