Demetri Goodson 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades

Green Bay Packers Report Cards, Player Grades

1) Introduction: One of the “interesting” picks in the back end of the 2014 NFL draft by Ted Thompson, many fans wondered just who Demetri Goodson was.  Was Goodson able to make a name for himself?

2) Profile:

Demetri Goodson

  • Age: 25
  • Born: June 11, 1989, Charleston, West Virginia 
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 194
  • College: Baylor
  • Rookie Year: 2014
  • NFL Experience: R 

Career Stats and more

3) Expectations coming into the season: Make the team.  As a 6th round pick in a position of depth for the Packers, there was no real rush to prove anything out the gate.  While obviously higher round picks are almost guaranteed picks based on the investment that the team has put in them, as a 6th round pick, not making the team in any regard would be a complete failure, getting on the practice squad would be a disappointment and making the 53 man roster would be a success.  Well, Goodson managed to succeed in getting on the 53 man roster, but didn’t really do much after that.

4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: None of either really.  Goodson did have 3 special teams tackles against the Lions in the season finale, which could be considered a highlight, but in reality Goodson didn’t play enough to really make a good or bad impression on the field.

5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: None.  Goodson only saw playing time on special teams 4 times all at the end of the season and did not see any time on the defense.

6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: Goodson was inactive for both games in the playoffs and therefore did not make an impact.

7) Intangibles: It’s pretty rare for a rookie coming out college to be 25 years old and unfortunately for Goodson, cornerback careers in the NFL are stunningly short.  Considering that he signed the standard 4 year rookie deal, Goodson will be 29 or 30 by the time he’s looking for his next contract, which is a terrible age to be looking to cash in as a cornerback.

Season Report Card (Player Grades):

(INC) Level of expectations met during the season

(INC) Contributions to team’s overall success.

(INC) Contributions to team during the playoffs

Overall Grade:  INC


Thomas Hobbes is a staff writer for Jersey Al’s


5 thoughts on “Demetri Goodson 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades

  1. Agree with the grade. Goodson is an intriguing athlete. In the preseason I thought he had good hips, was able to turn and run with WRs and often was in good position to make a play on the ball. He just never did the latter. We will have to see what he looks like next season.

    BTW, I try to always be civil. I consider calling someone delusional or writing something like “did you watch the game or the player play” as dismissive and denigrating and certainly not civil.

  2. Goodson is the player we kept instead of Rolle, that’s always how I’ll look at him. Rolle was starting for the Texans this year and doing quite well. As for Goodson he did nothing in camp and the preseason to justify being kept where Rolle did, sorry but Ted blew this one.

    1. Agree 100%. Rolle was a comer, in the Charles Johnson vein.

      I don’t understand what Ted see’s in some guys that he holds onto and he’s willing to ride into the abyss with as opposed to some other guys that he gives up on pretty quick.

  3. Need to stop drafting Smurf DB’s. The new generation of WR’s is changing the way the game is played and Ted needs to update some of his thinking in terms of the physical attributes of the guys he has handling the back end.

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