Demetri Goodson - 2015 Packers Player Report Card

Demitri Goodson

  • Age: 26
  • Born: 6/11/89 – Charleston, WV 
  • Height: 5’ 11”
  • Weight: 196
  • College: Baylor
  • Rookie Year: 2014, 6th round
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Expectations coming into the season: Goodson, a second year player, was the great unknown entering the 2015 season after having been on the inactive list for most of his 2014 rookie year.  After a very quiet training camp Goodson was thought to be a bubble player and many were surprised that he made the final 53-man roster. Goodson may have claimed the last roster spot coming out of training camp and was thought to be on the bubble for most of the season. 

Player’s highlights/low-lights:  Active for 14 total games this season. Although Goodson played mainly on special teams, he did earn defensive snaps in the Broncos’ game where he defensed one pass.  Has not shown that he can compete for a major role in the Packers defense and will have to take a giant step from year two to three in order to be considered for more playing time.

Level of expectations met: Given the surprise by most that he even made the roster at all, to have any contribution is a pleasant surprise.  Still he did not make the second year jump expected by the Packers.  Yet given that he was drafted as a project he must be given time to mature and work into his role.  Unranked by Pro FootballFocus.   

Grade: D

Player’s contribution to the overall team success:  Special teams only, where he recorded a total of seven tackles for the year including two in the playoffs.

Grade:  D+

Player’s contributions in the playoffs: Very little.  Even when injuries hit, Goodson appeared to be the last consideration.

Grade:  D

Intangibles/Miscellaneous:  A good guy with a good attitude are traits that the athletic Goodson presents.  Works hard to bring out his best but he remains a project. With a deep, talented and young corner back group it will incumbent on Goodson to elevate his game to earn meaningful playing time in 2016 providing he makes the roster.

Grade: C

Overall Grade: D+

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Razer's picture

January 27, 2016 at 03:06 pm

He needs to move up or be moved out. I appreciate that the Packers like to draft/develop but later rounders and year three is about the limit. Guys like Goodson, Don Barclay, Lane Taylor, Andy Mulumba, Nate Palmer and the likes need to be able to step in. As we saw with the O-line, having a warm body doesn't mean that you are covered. Goodson has to show that he has taken the jump this training camp.

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lebowski's picture

January 27, 2016 at 10:36 pm

Lane Taylor did okay I thought

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lou's picture

January 28, 2016 at 05:41 pm

I agree with Razer, we always pull hard for the unsung players with promise to make the team - but like Razer said, when called upon they have to produce. In Green Bay they do get more chances than in most NFL cities, the Patriot's on the other end of the spectrum don't hesitate to continue to look to upgrade the bottom ends of their roster any chance they can.

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Bearmeat's picture

January 27, 2016 at 03:54 pm

Jarrett Bush? How did you come back 10 years younger?

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

January 27, 2016 at 04:37 pm

Bush had an INT in the Superbowl.

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Bearmeat's picture

January 27, 2016 at 07:23 pm

Something something blind squirrel something something nut....

Bush was a great gunner on STs. But he was an awful DB with no awareness for most of his career. Fact.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

January 28, 2016 at 08:01 am

Well, he found the nut in the superbowl. Goodson couldn't find a nut if he sat on one.

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Tundraboy's picture

January 27, 2016 at 08:33 pm

I know if you can play , you can play and height doesn't matter, but is just about every DB , 5 ft 11? Just saw Gunter is 6 ft 2 so maybe we are finally going taller.

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Ima fubar's picture

January 27, 2016 at 09:28 pm

Obviously speed and lack of it is his problem or he would not be a packer. He has everything but, so he would not have been available to Ted who ends up with all the 5'10 185

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

January 28, 2016 at 12:16 am

3rd in tackles on special teams. He had 10 combined tackles (not 7) plus 2 more in the playoffs for a total of 12 (per NFL.com, ESPN and Packers.com). He is a key contributor there. Not ready for prime time as a CB, but does everything pretty well (speed, hips,) except play the ball once it is in the air. The Goodson hatred is irrational.

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pointerjeff's picture

January 29, 2016 at 10:03 am

The stat cited on tackles was for solo (7), add three assists to equal 10. Both stats are correct.

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egbertsouse's picture

January 28, 2016 at 09:27 am

How can a guy get a D in all the sub-categories and have a final grade of C? This is worse than PFF.

Like Bush, Goodson is another example of the TT man-crush.

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pointerjeff's picture

January 29, 2016 at 10:07 am

egbertsourse, not sure if you are criticizing our grade on Goodson, but the final grade we gave him was a D+. Thanks for joining our conversation on the rankings. Always fun isn't it?

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DukeDivine's picture

January 28, 2016 at 11:00 am

Gunter is better. It's easy to see on film. Not hopeful should Goodson have to see alot of snaps. Please prove me wrong Dgood

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