Chris Godwin is headed to Tampa Bay, which is putting together a very high-powered offense.
The Buccaneers picked the former Penn State wide receiver in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft — the 84th overall pick — Friday night in Philadelphia.
In three seasons at Penn State, Godwin caught 154 passes for 2,421 yards and 18 touchdowns. As a junior in 2016, he finished in the top 5 in the Big Ten in receptions (59), receiving yards (982), receiving touchdowns (11) and yards per reception (16.6).
Godwin had the best game of his career in Penn State’s Rose Bowl loss to USC in January, catching 9 passes for 187 yards and 2 scores.
Despite being only 6 feet, 1 inch tall, Godwin has a combination of speed and physicality that is appealing to NFL teams.
He joins Alabama TE O.J. Howard as a pass-catcher taken by Tampa Bay in this draft. The Bucs also added free-agent WR DeSean Jackson this offseason, to go with WR Mike Evans and RB Doug Martin, giving QB Jameis Winston no shortage of weapons.