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


3rd Rd.


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.


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.