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From the first day of training camp rookie Chris Godwin looked like the steal of the Bus draft. While the top three spots were already determined (Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries) Godwin, a third-round pick from Penn State looked like a polished veteran, and was making it difficult to be kept off the field. Godwin hasn’t had any stellar preseason games, and perhaps had cooled off somewhat in camp as the daily grind has hit even the veterans hard.

But just when you thought he had slipped back into typical rookie mode, Godwin found a second camp wind and was easily the standout player on the field during Wednesday’s Bucs practice.

Head coach Dirk Koetter praised Godwin’s day on Wednesday.

“He looked good. Mike was out today so Chris got to work with the first group and he’s had a couple quieter days, because he hasn’t gotten many opportunities, so it was good to see him get some chances with Jameis.”

Godwin reminded us that, despite a few quiet days of practice, and even a few quiet preseason games, Godwin’s talent hasn’t gone anywhere.

He’ll likely start for Evans on Saturday, and will most likely start again for the last preseason game.

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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
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macabee
macabee
4 years ago

It is easy to see what kind of player OJ Howard is going to be. It is just as easy to see the player that Chris Godwin already is!

Iowabucfan
Iowabucfan
4 years ago

Wow. Last year, wr depth was a weakness. now it’s a strength. Go Bucs!

drdneast
drdneast
4 years ago

Although Godwin has had a few grabs in games, he certainly hasn’t proved to be the same phenom he shows on the practice field.
Until he transfers that spectacular practice play to at least the first half in preseason games, lets amp down the overhyped hyperbole before the ghost of Kenny Bell starts to haunt this team.
Where have u gone Aerilious Benn.

Ron Gibson
Ron Gibson
Reply to  drdneast
4 years ago

He went up and away along with Jacquez Green far far away from Kansas.