Running Back – #15 Iowa
High School: North Gwinnett (Suwannee, Georgia)
HS Rating: 3 star (0.8702)
Phil Steele: PS#54
Tyler Goodson Scouting Report
Strengths- Goodson has extremely soft hands for a RB. Can hold the responsibility as your “third down back”. Explosive and shifty. Very versatile back who can run up the guy or inside and out side zone schemes. In over 600 career touches Goodson has never fumbled the football so ball security looks to be above average. Patient runner who does a good job following his lead blocks. Has shown potential to being an every down back.
Weaknesses- Small frame. Makes it hard for Goodson to absorb heavy contact. Tends to dance in the backfield which can lead to more TFL’s than you’d like. Fails to take the short yardage gains that’re given to him. Vision is inconsistent.
Tyler Goodson at this point hasn’t shown enough to be labeled an “every down” back. That tends to hurt the draft stocks of running backs whose projections are only a “third down” back. Goodson shows a lot of heart and fearlessness when he runs the football and it’s hard not to respect his game. The explosiveness, burst, and agility he possesss will entice teams, especially due to his ability to pass catch out of the backfield.
Goodson currently projects as a 4th/5th round pick. He offers a nice committee type back who tends to come in on passing downs. The athletic profile Goodson possesses should keep him in the league a long time as a core special teams player. A team that preaches zone running schemes will fit Goodson’s traits the best. You simply can’t teach his god given atheltic ability and home run hitting potential and teams can always use a guy who is a playmaker.
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