The Green Bay Packers have added some more help to their secondary here in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, as Ted Thompson has decided to take a flier on Baylor Bears cornerback prospect Demetri Goodson. Not a heralded prospect by any means, Goodson fits as a late-round project at corner due to his physical tools, and it will be interesting to see where he starts off on the Packers depth chart. He won’t be starting anytime soon, but he could develop into a starting-caliber cornerback.
Goodson is 5’11″, 197 pounds, and he would fit better in a zone coverage scheme. He finished his college career with a solid senior year, but he is 24 and could have limited upside in that regard. It’s becoming more clear with research that older prospects generally don’t do well, especially if they are “raw” prospects; it’s no surprise that younger prospects have a better chance of fulfilling their potential.
All told, I like this pick for the Packers, and Thompson has pieced together a solid draft. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was a home-run pick at free safety in the first round, and the Packers were also able to add two impact pass-catchers yesterday in Fresno State WR Davante Adams and Cal “move” tight end Richard Rodgers. Today, the Packers took a flier on high-upside edge rusher Carl Bradford, absolutely stole away the ever-underrated Jared Abbrederis (a local guy, to boot), and now they grabbed an athletic corner they could potentially develop into a useful piece.