Texas Longhorns wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is putting his skills on display for NFL personnel and scouts in Mobile, Alabama during this weeks Senior Bowl practices. The speedster has been turning heads and showing an all around game that will have him shooting up draft boards until April’s draft.
Goodwin is known for his accomplishments on the track, but he has shown that he was underutilized by the Longhorns as a football player.
The 22-year-old is a four time All-American in Track and Field and even made the 2012 United States Olympic Track Team. During the London Olympics, Goodwin qualified for the finals in the long-jump, but manged to only land himself a tenth place finish.
Now, we shift to the football field.
In Mobile, Goodwin has been catching everything that has been thrown his way. It was important for Goodwin to come to the Senior Bowl and show that he is more than a player with world class speed. There was some concern that Goodwin could be limited to a 9-route runner in the NFL, but he has shown the league that he is a more complete receiver.
On top of the world class speed and impressive hands, Goodwin has displayed incredibly crisp route-running.
The next step for Goodwin will by the NFL Scouting Combine, where he will surely blow away the field. When you have an Olympic athlete doing what he does best in shorts and a t-shirt, you should expect amazing numbers. With the brilliant performance that everyone expects, Goodwin will continue to shoot up the draft boards.
Everyone will have their eyes on Goodwin in Indianapolis during the Combine, especially when he lines up to run his forty-yard dash. Goodwin was asked to give his prediction of his time. Here was his brilliant response:
"“Faster than everybody else — point blank”"