It was about time that Penn State made its presence felt in Philadelphia.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took former Lions wideout Chris Godwin with the No. 84 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Godwin was the first former Penn State player off the board
No B1G player had more receiving yards than Godwin the last two years. The former Lions wideout finished his career ranked No. 4 on the program’s career receiving yards list (2,404), which he racked up in just three years.
The Middletown, Del. native left school a year early after finishing his junior season on a high note. Godwin posted a career-high and PSU postseason record 187 yards receiving in the Rose Bowl.
At the combine, Godwin delivered one of the more impressive showings with a 4.42 40-yard dash and a 36-inch vertical jump.
The third-team All-B1G selection was the first Penn State receiver drafted since Allen Robinson in 2014. Godwin wouldn’t mind following in Robinson’s footsteps in the NFL, either.