NAME: Terry Godwin
POSITION: Wide Receiver
JERSEY: No. 5
RECRUITMENT RATING: 5-star
WT: 185 lbs
PROS: Easily the most technical of Georgia’s top three returning receivers. Shows good attention to detail, selling vertically off the line of scrimmage before breaking back to the ball. Short-area quickness is impressive, shows the ability to work around press coverage alignments and create slivers of separation early. Moves similarly to former teammate Malcolm Mitchell or even Nelson Agholor.
Slight frame, but don’t tell him that. At Georgia, you block or you don’t play. Godwin epitomizes this with his effort, technique and physicality as a blocker. Will sacrifice his body to make a block, constantly hustling for the team. Plays with an edge as a receiver and blocker.
CONS: Did not see him emerge victorious in a lot of contested catch situations (also wasn’t targeted in many). Frame becomes an issue when corners have the opportunity to play through him to contested the catch. More quick than fast. Long speed didn’t appear to threaten many corners on tape.
Is good at what he does, but route tree and concepts will be more advanced in the NFL. Despite his approach, there were times when bigger/more technical press corners got into his frame at the line of scrimmage and disrupted his releases/routes. Very little creativity or explosiveness/elusiveness after the catch as a runner.