2014 NFL Draft Analysis: Packers Select Demetri Goodson

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The Packers took Baylor cornerback Demetri Goodson in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Here's some instant analysis.

On paper, cornerback is one of the Packers' deepest position groups. When healthy, boundary corners Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, and slot corner Casey Hayward make for dynamic nickel and sub package coverage unit. Behind them, Micah Hyde and Davon House have demonstrated competence while James Nixon is an intriguing speedy defensive back prospect.

However, with Williams entering the final year of his deal and now past 30 years of age and Davon House's deal also expiring, there's more opportunity for a corner who can work the sidelines. Demetri Goodson of Baylor may be the guy to move into that role.

Goodson's size (5-11) and speed (4.52 40 time) don't jump off the page, but his 6.80 3-cone time suggest great agility and the ability to quickly correct mistakes. Those measurements mirror Hayward's combine figures almost perfectly. This is the type of corner Dom Capers has been successful with.

That said, there are always huge question marks with players taken this late. Goodson's endured several injuries during his college career and may not be able to stay on the field. This will be Goodson's biggest impediment to establishing a professional career.

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Hook'em Headlines. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.
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