2017 Buffalo Bills Draft Prospects: Wide Receiver Chris Godwin

Taking a look at some of the Buffalo Bills options for the NFL Draft, today we look at Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin.

January 2, 2017; Pasadena, CA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Chris Godwin (12) runs the ball in for a touchdown against the Southern California Trojans during the second half of the 2017 Rose Bowl game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Continuing our new daily series, we continue to take a look at players the Buffalo Bills may consider selecting at some point during the 2017 NFL Draft. While these players may not all be first round quality, this series will look at players across all the rounds that the Buffalo Bills could select during the draft process.

Moving on from the potential day two selection of cornerback Adoree’ Jackson, today, we take a look at a player that could also be selected by Buffalo on day two of the draft. Needing depth and talent at the wide receiver position, the Buffalo Bills could be tempted into selecting Penn State star Chris Godwin.


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Contributing immediately to the Penn State offense since his arrival on campus, Chris Godwin has both the production levels and experience levels many NFL executives like to see in a wide receiver. While his talent may not be near that of say Mike Williams, Godwin has the look of an extremely solid number two receiver, much like Robert Woods was for the Bills last season.

Possessing a nose for the endzone, Godwin proved during his time at Penn State that he has all the unteachable attributes teams love. Again, Godwin’s not a top pick that will start on day one, but he is someone that will make an impact once he gets his chance at the next level.


Possessing good size, Godwin is someone that can move downfield with ease. Extremely talented when it comes to making contested catches. Has experience running multiple routes and is also very deceptive on deep routes. Possesses good hand usage and is able to make cornerbacks bite on demand.

Tough when it comes to playing downfield. Tracks the ball and knows exactly when to leap and go for the football. Extremely impressive and makes catches at times that he shouldn’t. A solid blocker and is not afraid to get physical downfield.


Is quicker than he is fast. Will struggle to break away from some of the league’s faster secondary players. Has had an issue with drops and needs to be more consistent when it comes to catching easy passes. While committed to blocking in the passing game, Godwin needs to show more commitment to blocking on running plays.

While his combine performance helped him rise a bit, Godwin saw a production drop in his last season with the Nittany Lions. Despite Penn State’s massive improvement, the fact that Godwin saw a drop will be concerning to some teams.

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