Many of you may recall, but a few years ago, in 2014, our head coach Dirk Koetter, was the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons, calling plays for the likes of Julio Jones, Tony Gonzales, and Roddy White. Since Koetter became our head coach in 2015, many have tried to draw parallels between those Falcons teams and our Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We already had our Julio Jones in Mike Evans, we hopefully drafted our Tony Gonzales in O.J. Howard, and now it seems, thanks to another standout draft pick by coach Koetter and his staff, we may have also found our Roddy White in Chris Godwin.
At the combine, Godwin measured up very similar to White. Both came in around 6 feet tall, weighing between 205-215, and both had 40 yard dash times in the low to mid 4.4’s.
Although it’s early and only time will tell, Godwin has shown a lot of talent during the rookie minicamp and now OTA’s. Chris seems comfortable with the plays and is showing all the trademarks and potential that were likely some of the key reasons the Buccaneers drafted him in the third round.
Now I know what you’re thinking, and I totally agree, none of this means anything until the games actually count and the rookie gets into live game action. Nevertheless, his success early in OTA’s shouldn’t be overlooked, but rather applauded. If he can keep progressing daily, there is no reason Chris shouldn’t see the field a lot in 2017-2018. Moreover, if he can turn into the talent that was Roddy White, minus the locker room cancer that White became, then the weapons for Jameis this season will be endless. Get excited everyone, it’s definitely gonna be an amazing year for our beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Did anyone say playoffs? PLAYOFFS?!?
Edited by Harmeet Kapur