Draft Capsule: WR Marquise Goodwin

Draft Capsule: WR Marquise Goodwin

April 3, 2013, 10:00 pm
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Marquise Goodwin (WR), Texas

5-9 | 183 lbs

2012 Stats:

26 catches, 340 yards, 3 TDs

Projection:

3rd Rd.

Strengths:

Incredibly fast -- ran a 4.27-second 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. Ran track for Texas, too, and competed as a long jumper for the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics. That's not his only strength -- his route-running has reportedly improved -- but it's by far his biggest one. Could be a versatile option as a slot receiver in the NFL.

Weaknesses:

Is certainly undersized, could get shut down by physical defenders in the NFL. Was inconsistent throughout his tenure at Texas and doesn't have great tape. Despite improvements in route-running, it's still an area of criticism. Is hardly a yard-after-contact guy.

Fit for the Bears:

He could be the successor to Devin Hester as the Bears' downfield burner, but given where he's projected to go and the Bears' other needs, he may not be a fit. Still, given his blazing speed, he'll be a tantalizing option if available when the Bears enter the middle rounds of the draft.