The Green Bay Packers selected Baylor cornerback Demetri Goodson with the 197th overall pick in the sixth round Saturday at the NFL Draft.
Goodson had three interceptions last season, but his stock dropped because of major durability questions after missing time in all three seasons he played at Baylor.
A former point guard at Gonzaga for three seasons, Goodson transferred to Baylor in 2011 to play football, so he’s very raw.
He ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at the combine, so he’s got above-average speed and at 5-11 he’s slightly below the optimal height on the corner but has prototypical bulk.
His older brother, Mike Goodson, plays running back for the New York Jets and he is a good athlete who is still learning the game.
However, Goodson already shows strong awareness in zone coverage and shows signs of anticipation in man coverage while breaking on the ball.
His hands have been questions—video shows he’s dropped some balls that were right in his hands, but he tracks the ball well and can turn and locate the ball when trailing a receiver.
He’s a project, but with his speed and athleticism, he could find a home on special teams while he develops as a defensive back.