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Fowler: Penn State WR Chris Godwin To Schedule Pre-Draft Visit With Steelers

We now know a second non-local draft prospect scheduling an official visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin is reportedly going to make a trip to the UPMC Rooney Complex, per this tweet/report by ESPN Steelers’ beat man and snappy dresser, Jeremy Fowler.

Godwin turned heads with an impressive Combine performance. Weighing in at 6’1, 209, he ran a 4.42, jumped 36 inches in the vertical, and 10’6″ in the broad at Indy while looking natural running the gauntlet drill. That only added momentum to his Rose Bowl performance, catching nine passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns in a near-comeback against USC. He ended the year with 11 touchdowns and averaged 16 yards per catch, the second straight season he accomplished the latter.

Simply put, he checks all the boxes of what the Steelers look for in a receiver so it’s no surprise to see the Steelers show interest. An exact date for his visit has not been announced. Godwin joins Obi Melifonwu as the two known visitors of the allotted 30. Pitt tight end Scott Orndoff was also brought in but doesn’t count since he is a local prospect.

Our Josh Carney just wrote his scouting report on Godwin, pegging him as a second round pick. Check it out here.

2017 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Penn State WR Chris Godwin

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