Iowa RB Tyler Goodson describes 'versatile' style he brings to NFL
Tyler Goodson isn’t being talked about as one of the top running backs in the NFL Draft this year. The former Iowa star is carrying a pretty big chip on his shoulder heading into the weekend.
Goodson closed out his Hawkeye career with 1,151 yards and 6 touchdowns on the ground during the 2021 season, helping lead the team to a 10-win season and a B1G title. In each of the past 3 seasons, he rushed for at least 600 yards and scored a minimum of 5 touchdowns each year.
This week, the former Iowa running back chatted with NFL Network’s Good Morning Football crew to talk about the skills he brings to the next level.
“I describe my playing style as versatile,” Goodson said. “When I get the ball, I’m mainly looking to get through the first level first. Then, once I get to the second level, mainly trying to get to the end zone, make people miss. (I want) To get up field as fast as I can with one cut. Really, it’s about being patient and letting the game come to me.”
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) April 26, 2022
Goodson turned some heads with a 4.42 time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He acknowledged that he was shooting for a time in the high 4.3 area but was still pleased with what he was able to accomplish in Indianapolis.
Over the course of his career at Iowa, Goodson rushed for 2,551 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also proved to be a quality pass-catcher out of the backfield, totaling 565 yards and a touchdown on 70 receptions.
Because of his versatility, Goodson would be an asset to several NFL teams.